Location Kamloops, BC, Canada
Client KGHM Ajax Mining, Inc.
Services Project Management
Project Value N/A
The Ajax Project was a proposed open-pit copper-gold mine located near Kamloops, British Columbia. Plans called for a 60,000-ton-per-day mine expected to produce 110 million pounds of copper and 100,000 ounces of gold annually. Mine life was estimated at 23 years. The project would generate 1,000 construction jobs, 400 full-time jobs during operations, plus significant tax revenue, royalties, and benefits for governments, local communities, and First Nations, including the Tk’emlúps and Skeetchestn Indian Bands.
When Hill joined the team, the project was in the early stages of a rigorous environmental assessment process involving both federal and provincial government agencies. This process included open public forums in which citizens could comment on various aspects of the mine plan.
Hill aided and supported the Engineer-Procure-Construct-Maintain (EPCM) contractor prequalification/Request for Qualification (RFQ) process, including finalization of the RFQ documents and long list of EPCM contractors to receive the RFQ. Hill then reviewed the RFQ responses and selection of qualified and approved EPCM contractors to receive the RFP for EPCM services. We also assisted in the finalization and submittal of the EPCM RFP and contract to qualified bidders, reviewed proposals, and recommended/selected the EPCM contractor. Additionally, Hill provided schedule consulting services for the project.