Trinity Steel Fabricators Awarded Mine Expansion Project
HOUSTON, TX – December 27, 2012 – Trinity Steel Fabricators, Inc. announced the award of project for the structural steel portion of the Cerro Verde Mine Expansion that is owned by Freeport-McMoRan. Fluor Corporation issued the award as the acting contractor for the project.
The Cero Verde Mine, located in the Peru, is planning to triple its extraction and processing of copper and molybdenum with the total project costing $3.5 billion. The expansion will bring total output to approximately 1 billion pounds of copper and 25 million pounds of molybdenum annually, making it the fifth largest copper mine in the world.
“All of our customers will benefit from the operational certainty created by an award as substantial as Cerro Verde. With this backlog, Trinity is moving forward with facility and equipment upgrades that will help us deliver more of the highest quality steel faster than ever before,” said Bill Moran, CEO of Trinity Steel Fabricators.
The structural steel project will start in March of 2013 in Trinity’s shop. Optimization of equipment and processes for the project have already commenced for fabrication of this massive structure.