GR Engineering Services Limited (ASX:GNG) (GR Engineering) is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as preferred tenderer by Sirius Resources NL (Sirius) for the design and construction of the mineral processing and paste fill plant facilities for the Nova Nickel Project located in the Fraser Range, Western Australia.
In commenting on the appointment, GR Engineering’s Managing Director, Mr Geoff Jones said:
“We are proud to be associated with Sirius and we look forward to our involvement in the development of the Nova Nickel Project, one of the most significant Australian base metal resources developments of recent times. GR Engineering has demonstrated that it has the technical and operational capabilities to successfully deliver the project and looks forward to working with Sirius to achieve this outcome.
In a short time, Sirius has advanced the Nova Nickel Project from discovery to development, a testament to the quality of the project and the management team involved. We look forward to working with Sirius and playing an important role in the development of the project.”
GR Engineering has been appointed as preferred tenderer on the basis of a fixed price, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) tender. Based on the proposed schedule, engineering and detailed design is expected to start in the second quarter of calendar year 2015, with construction scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter.
GR Engineering intends to further update the market on the proposed project timing and the anticipated earnings impact once it progresses its appointment as preferred tenderer and enters into an EPC contract with Sirius.