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Responsible future for mining in Brazil

AFRY is leading the way towards sustainability in the mining and metals sector

AFRY offers a complete set of EPCM and commissioning services to Aura Minerals (Aura) for the gold processing plant at the Borborema Project.

Aura is a gold and copper mining company focused on project development and operations in the Americas. The Borborema project will be built in the Aura’s open pit mine located in Currais Novos, around 170 km from the capital of Rio Grande do Norte and will have the capacity to process 2 Mtpy of ore. Commercial production is expected to start in the third quarter of 2025. The mine has an expected production of 748,000 ounces (oz) of gold over its lifecycle, initially estimated at 11 years, with the possibility of additional production increases. The estimated investment value is US$188 million.

We are proud to have been chosen as Aura’s trusted partner. This venture further strengthens our global position as one of the 10 largest engineering companies in the mining and steel sector. Our Nordic heritage and expertise in sustainability requirements in the mining sector, combined with strong process technology competencies and in-depth local knowledge, allow us to deliver state of art solutions for the project.

  Fabio Bellotti da Fonseca, President of AFRY Process Industries, Americas

As a leading company in EPCM projects in Brazil, AFRY's mission is to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society, by developing projects and solutions that promote responsible mining practices in the gold production chain. AFRY will provide Aura with a comprehensive range of services, including multidisciplinary detailed Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) and commissioning for the gold processing plant.

By proposing and implementing environmentally conscious mining processes, AFRY contributes to responding to the challenges associated with metal production, which plays an important role in several industries. And at the same time, it helps to minimize the possible impacts of its production.

  Fabio Bellotti da Fonseca, President of AFRY Process Industries, Americas

Project facts:

Project: Borborema gold processing plant

Client name: Aura Minerals

Project location: Currais Novos, Brazil

Project duration: 2023-2025

AFRY Scope of Services delivered: EPCM and commissioning services

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