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KBR Awarded Contract for Largest Undeveloped Copper Project in Australia

December 6, 2017

Australian mining company OZ Minerals has awarded a project management services contract to KBR, Inc., an engineering, procurement and construction company based in Texas, for the development of its Carrapateena copper-gold project located in South Australia.

Under the contract, KBR will provide professional services for the execution phase of the project as part of an integrated project team.

KBR had previously been supporting OZ Minerals to finalize its early contractor involvement strategy and associated feasibility study activities.

"We are excited to be working with OZ Minerals on the Carrapateena mine development to progress Australia's largest undeveloped copper project," said Greg Conlon, President Asia Pacific.

"With an operating life of at least 20 years, Carrapateena represents a major growth opportunity for South Australia with around 1,000 jobs created from construction through to production and longer-term business and employment opportunities for communities in the region."

"KBR brings decades of global project management experience to Carrapateena and we look forward to continuing our involvement in this landmark project," added Conlon.

Expected revenue from the contract will be included in KBR's fourth quarter 2017 backlog of unfilled orders for its Engineering & Construction business line.

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