Focus chooses engineer for mill refurbishment

While the finalisation of the contract terms and conditions is yet to occur, the fixed-price contract is worth $A16.95 million.The refurbishment is part of the production ramp-up at Focus’s Coolgardie gold project, which will increase gold production to more than 100,000 ounces per annum by 2011.Just over 17,400oz of gold was produced at the project during commissioning between April and December 2008.The company is using Higginsville Mining’s nearby Greenfields plant to treat ore.Earlier this year Focus completed a $A28 million capital raising to fund the refurbishment, which will begin by the end of this month.Recommissioning is expected to occur in late December.Como has previously worked with Newcrest Mining, Dominion Mining, Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining Corporation.“With the current strong gold price, Como Engineers is well-placed and committed to service the needs of customers in this sector,” Como managing director Richard Ladyman said.

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