Jacobs Engineering to build OT underground mine

1th of 7, 2016

The main contract to build the $5.3-billion Oyu Tolgoi underground mine has been awarded to USA-based Jacobs Engineering,  one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services. Jacobs will provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the project and will be responsible for implementation of the materials handling systems and associated surface and underground infrastructure. The project is being delivered over a five- to seven-year period. First draw bell production from the underground mine is expected in 2020.

In making the announcement, Jacobs President and CEO Steve Demetriou said, “We are very proud to be associated with what is a landmark project for Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia and the global mining landscape. The Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project is one of the largest mining projects worldwide. We are excited at the opportunity to contribute significant value to our client and the nation of Mongolia.” 
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