Client
Cupric Canyon Capital
Location
Botswana

Khoemacau Copper and Silver Project

Fluor was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Cupric Canyon Capital for its Khoemacau copper and silver project in northwest Botswana.

Fluor worked closely with Cupric Canyon in the project’s front-end engineering and design phase to establish a capital-efficient design and execution plan for the project. Fluor was also involved in construction management of the early works for the camp upgrade, bush clearing, transport corridor and surface infrastructure terrace preparation.


Client's Challenge

The project is located in the Kalahari Copper Belt. Upon completion, it is expected to produce an annual average of 62,000 metric tons of payable copper and 1.9 million ounces of payable silver in concentrate for more than 20 years.


Fluor's Solution

Under the project scope, Fluor provided EPCM services for the upgrading the Boseto Processing Plant, a transport corridor and a 40-kilometer water pipeline from the Haka water pump station to Zone 5.

Construction began in October 2018, with more than 1,800 workers on site during peak construction. In 2021, the project celebrated 6 million continuous hours worked without a lost-time injury.


Conclusion

In July 2021, Fluor announced that the project reached first copper and silver concentrate production.