Western Copper and Gold Corp. has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the Casino Project (Casino) to M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. of Tucson, Arizona, USA.
M3 is very familiar with Casino, having worked on the project from an early stage preparing two pre-feasibility studies as well as the feasibility study issued in early 2013.
"Choosing M3 was the logical choice based on our long successful history with them." said Dale Corman, Chairman and CEO of Western, "We have worked with M3 since Western Silver, our predecessor company, was developing the Peliasquito Project and are confident that the development of the Casino Project will meet with similar success."
In May, Western announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens. The company is now working closely with Siemens to define the major electrical equipment required for the power plant, mining and processing facilities.
The company is working towards developing additional agreements with key major equipment suppliers for mining and milling equipment for the project.
Western is also currently evaluating several potential suppliers of LNG for the Casino Project. The company was pleased to see that Yukon Energy Corp. has received the permits for the installation and operation of LNG storage and vaporisation facilities to support the planned replacement of diesel fuelled generators to LNG fuelled units in the Whitehorse power generation facility. This demonstrates the increasing awareness and acceptance of LNG as an important energy contributor to the overall energy solution for the Yukon.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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