Saudi Arabia’s Bariq Mining has awarded a $300m engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to Canada’s SNC-Lavalin.

The contract will see SNC-Lavalin carry out various services for the 3 million tonne-a-year Jabal Sayid copper concentrator project in Saudi Arabia.

“This project award follows a successful bankable feasibility study we completed for Jabal Sayid in 2009,” says Feroz Ashraf, executive vice-president, SNC-Lavalin Group. “Many mining projects are coming up and we look forward to establishing our presence in this sector and region.”

The scope of works includes ore crushing, conveying and stockpiling facilities; facilities for concentrating, storage and loading; as well as mine infrastructure including power, water and tailings disposal facilities.

SNC-Lavalin’s office in Brisbane, Australia will carry out the work in collaboration with its office in Saudi Arabia. Work has already started and the project will be completed in the first half of 2012.