P. T. Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT) is an Indonesian company 80 percent owned by a partnership of Newmont and Sumitomo Corporation of Japan. P. T. Pukuafu Indah, a local mining company holds 20 percent.
PTNNT wanted to build a copper and gold mine on the Sumbawa Island in Indonesia, which was devoid of infrastructure and lacked a skilled workforce to complete the project. In addition, Indonesia was faced at the time with economic and political turmoil.
PTNNT contracted with Fluor to support an optimization study to refine project concepts and to perform EPC on the mega-project.