Paris, January 19, 2006
Technip, in joint venture with Hatch, has been awarded by Falconbridge Limited the project for the construction of the Koniambo nickel smelter unit located in the New Caledonia’s Northern Province, near Kone. Koniambo is one of the world’s largest and highest-grade undeveloped nickel and laterite deposits. The planned smelter will have an annual production capacity of 60,000 tons of ferrous nickel alloy.
About the companies:
With a workforce of more than 20,000 people, Technip ranks among the top five corporations in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering, construction and services. Headquartered in Paris, the Group is listed in New York and Paris. The Group's main operations and engineering centers and business units are located in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the USA, Brazil, Abu-Dhabi, China, India, Malaysia and Australia. In support of its activities, the Group manufactures flexible pipes and umbilicals, and builds offshore platforms in its manufacturing plants and fabrication yards in France, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Finland and Angola, and has a fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.
Hatch is one of the world’s foremost consulting, engineering and project management firms for the mining/metals, energy and infrastructure industries. It is particularly known for the development and implementation of new metallurgical process facilities. Hatch is an employee-owned company with a workforce of more than 6,500 in 80 offices on six continents. From it’s major hubs located in Mississauga and Montreal Canada; Brisbane; Perth, and Wollongong, Australia; Santiago, Chile; and Johannesburg, South Africa Hatch provides a wide variety of professional services.
Technip and Hatch joint venture awarded Koniambo nickel project in New Caledonia
January 19, 2006