Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM)

EPCM (engineering, procurement, and construction management) is a common form of contracting arrangement for very large projects within the metals and mining, oil & gas and transportation infrastructure industries. In an EPCM arrangement, a project developer selects a head contractor who manages the whole project across engineering, design, procurement and construction management.15

An EPCM contractor will not get involved in the construction process and this remains as the main difference between an EPCM and EPC (Engineering, procurement and construction) contracts.

Quellaveco Copper MineFluor Corporation
2014
US$ 500K

Quellaveco Copper Mine, Moquegua, Peru

Fluor Corporation

Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Quellaveco copper project in Peru.

The Quellaveco project includes a copper production facility and port expansion. Fluor will provide project planning and early engineering services from its offices in Lima and Chile. Additionally, Fluor will provide construction management. The work is expected to be completed over the next 18 months.

Source: Fluor Corporation
2652.89Area of Mine (ha)
Arequipa plant No.1GMI Ingenieros Consultores
2014

Arequipa plant No.1, Arequipa, Peru

GMI Ingenieros Consultores

Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) for the new QTB Line and Palanquillas overheating kiln.

Source: GMI S.A. Ingenieros Consultores
Antapaccay Copper MineBechtel
2012
US$ 1.5B

Antapaccay Copper Mine, Cusco, Peru

Bechtel

Designing and building a new concentrator plant to expand Xstrata’s copper mining operations in the peruvian Andes. Works included EPC/EPCM.

Source: Bechtel
100000Daily Ore Input tn/day2396Area of Mine (ha)
Constancia Copper MineGMI Ingenieros Consultores
2011

Constancia Copper Mine, Cusco, Peru

GMI Ingenieros Consultores

Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM ) of the mining camps at Constancia Project. Fortunia operation camps were designed and built for 500 people, Fortunia construction camps was designed and built for 2,500 people.

Source: GMI S.A. Ingenieros Consultores
182.229Engineering man hours (K)
Caylloma Silver and Gold MineGeoservice Ingeniería
2011

Caylloma Silver and Gold Mine, Arequipa, Peru

Geoservice Ingeniería

Engineering, procurement, construction and management for the construction of tailings transport system and water recirculation at Minera Bateas.

Source: Geoservice Ingeniería
Constancia Copper MineAusenco Limited
2011
US$ 1.8B

Constancia Copper Mine, Cusco, Peru

Ausenco Limited

Ausenco is providing Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management services to design, construct, and commission a 25 Mt/y concentrator and associated infrastructure for this high-altitude project.

The project will incorporate primary crushing, twin SAG/Ball mill grinding circuit, regrind, flotation, concentrate filtration and tailings pumping capacity, as well as stand-alone molybdenum separation plant and various ancillary systems.

Source: Ausenco
80000Daily Ore Input tn/day8Man-Hours (Million)1972Area of Mine (ha)1750Project Capital ($mil)
Toromocho copper, molybdenum and silver mineAker Solutions
2009
US$ 143M

Toromocho copper, molybdenum and silver mine, Junin, Peru

Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions has been awarded the detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services on the Toromocho Project for Minera Chinalco Peru S.A.

Resources and expertise from the Aker Solutions offices in Tucson, Arizona, USA; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; and Shanghai / Beijing, China, will be involved in delivering this project.

Source: Aker Solutions
117200Daily Ore Input tn/day1642Area of Mine (ha)2160Project Capital ($mil)
Antamina Copper MineCosapi Ingeniería y Construcción
US$ 33.9M

Antamina Copper Mine, Ancash, Peru

Cosapi Ingeniería y Construcción

The project included the engineering, procurement and construction management of the following works in the Antamina mining complex:

A Permanent camp for 5,000 people, a concentrator plant of 70,000 tons/day, tailings dam 232 m high, Conococha - Yanacancha road (120 km), transmission line 220 KV (60 km), 300 km pipeline from Yanacancha to Huarmey, port to export Huarmey concentrates.

The project used 15 million direct man-hours in construction and 5,000 people at the peak of work.

Source: Cosapi Ingeniería y Construcción
70000Daily Ore Input tn/day15Man-Hours (Million)2300Project Capital ($mil)