Sub-Sahara Mining & Industrial Journal

Fluor achieves major safety milestone at Khoemacau Copper Mine in Botswana

Fluor South Africa announced today that the Khoemacau Copper Silver starter project reached a safety milestone of 2 million hours worked without a lost time injury.

“This significant safety achievement can be attributed to the team’s commitment to safe work practices and a zero harm mind-set for everyone to go home safe and healthy every day,” said Fluor project director, Jim Picken. “This milestone was reached over a period of eight months with a peak workforce of over 1 700.

Fluor was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for all the surface infrastructure for the Khoemacau copper and silver starter project in northwest Botswana, in 2019.

The project is expected to produce an annual average of 62 000 metric tonnes of copper and 1.9 million ounces of silver with a life of mine in excess of 20 years.

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