SNC-Lavalin-led joint venture awarded contract for Cobre Panama process plant

SNC-Lavalin-led joint venture awarded contract for Cobre Panama process plant 
MONTREAL, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - A joint venture led by SNC-Lavalin 
International Co. Inc., a member of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC), and 
including GyM S.A. and Techint International Construction Corp, has been 
selected by Minera Panama S.A. (MPSA), a subsidiary of Inmet Mining 
Corporation of Canada, to proceed with detailed engineering, procurement and 
construction of the process plant at the Cobre Panama project in Panama. 
The engagement will be performed in two phases. Under the first phase, the 
joint venture has been instructed to proceed with the detailed engineering and 
procurement of the plant. In the fourth quarter of 2013, upon satisfactory 
advancement of detailed engineering, the joint venture will be instructed to 
proceed with the construction of the facility. 
The process plant will be designed to treat a nominal throughput of 160,000 
tonnes per day using two grinding lines, each with a capacity of 80,000 tonnes 
per day. The ore feed rate is expected to increase to 240,000 tonnes per day 
after the ninth year of operation, allowing MPSA to maintain concentrate 
production levels despite a falling head grade. 
"We are very pleased with the confidence that Inmet continues to demonstrate 
in our commitment to their project," said Dale Clarke, Executive 
Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "SNC-Lavalin has industry leading 
expertise in the copper sector, and we are proud to put it to work for Inmet 
at their world-class Cobre Panama mine." 
The detailed engineering and procurement of equipment for the process plant 
has begun. The Cobre Panama project is scheduled to be operational in 2016 and 
is expected to have a life of approximately 30 years. 
The SNC-Lavalin-led joint venture was awarded the infrastructure component of 
the project earlier this year. 
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the 
world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the 
provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin 
has offices across Canada and in over 35 other countries around the world, and 
is currently working in some 100 countries. 
Media: Leslie Quinton Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate Communications 
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. 514-390-8000, ext. 7354 
Investors: Denis Jasmin Vice-President, Investor Relations SNC-Lavalin Group 
Inc. 514-390-8000, ext. 7553   
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