AMEC awarded EPCM contract for Rainy River project in Ontario


Toronto, Canada (29 April 2014) "- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Rainy River Resources Ltd. (Rainy River) for the Rainy River Project, an advanced-stage gold project located in the District of Fort Frances in Northwestern Ontario.

The value of AMEC's contract has not been announced.

AMEC has extensive expertise in gold mines worldwide and a long history working with Rainy River's parent company, New Gold Inc., from studies through execution. Furthermore, AMEC has provided environmental consulting support services for the Rainy River Project since 2011.

Under the new contract, AMEC will manage all detailed design and implementation activities through to pre-commissioning. The project scope includes a greenfield, open-pit gold mine, a processing plant and ancillary facilities to support a 21,000 tonne-per-day gold leach plant. Current plans are to develop an underground mine after the start of commercial production.

Bob Stanlake, President of AMEC's Mining & Metals operation commented: "We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Rainy River to provide EPCM services to the Rainy River Project. AMEC and New Gold teams have worked together successfully in the past on projects such as New Afton and Blackwater, and we share a common set of values and objectives that will support a successful outcome at the Rainy River Project."

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