Kentz Corporation Limited, the holding company of the Kentz Engineering and Construction Group, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a US$30 million contract by SNC-Lavalin on the Ambatovy Project in Madagascar.
Ambatovy is a long-life lateritic nickel project set to be amongst the largest in the world with an annual design capacity of 60,000 tonnes.
Kentz's scope of work includes the electrical and instrumentation installation for the entire metals refinery area, and the piping fabrication and mechanical installation for part of the refinery area.
The Ambatovy project is a joint-venture partnership among the project operator, Sherritt International Corporation, which owns 40%, Sumitomo Corporation and Korea Resources Corporation, which each have a 27.5% interest, and the project's engineering contractor, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., with an interest of 5%.
The Kentz team have mobilised on site. The contract is due to be completed by the end of 2010.
Dr Hugh O'Donnell, the chief executive of Kentz commented: "SNC-Lavalin is one of the world's leading engineering companies and we are delighted to be working with them on the Ambatovy metals refinery. Kentz has executed a number of contracts in Madagascar and has a strong track record of developing the skills of the local workforce. We look forward to completing another successful project in the region."