Clough’s recently launched asset services business, e2o Asset Services, has been awarded a shutdown scope at Newcrest’s Lihir gold mine on Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, it says.
The scope awarded includes support shutdown maintenance activities, with the asset services team working with Newcrest to prepare, plan, schedule, execute, close out and improve the site’s grinding and flotation major planned shutdowns.
The shutdown execution works include – but are not limited to – planned maintenance work, corrective work and project improvement works, Clough said.
The site’s grinding and flotation major planned shutdowns are completed every March and September and form part of the site’s larger “smart shutdown” schedule, the company explained. Work will commence immediately with the first shutdown planned for March 2022.
Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Managing Director, said: “Clough has over 40 years of experience delivering projects in PNG and this contract will continue to bring opportunities to local talent, businesses and the community at large.”
Brent Maas, Clough Vice President Services for Queensland and PNG, said: “Our history in PNG is extensive and this award ensures we continue to make a positive impact in the PNG community while working with Newcrest to maximise the value of their assets.”