Vancouver, B.C., April 24, 2018. Kutcho Copper Corp. (TSXV: KC) (OTC: KCCFF) (“Kutcho Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has chosen Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc. (“Ausenco”) to lead the preparation of a feasibility study for the high grade Kutcho copper-zinc project. Ausenco will be supported by a team of geotechnical, environmental, metallurgical, resource, mining and hydrology/hydrogeological consultants.
Vince Sorace, President & CEO stated, “With the field season fast approaching, the Company has worked closely with Ausenco to assemble a team of mining & geotechnical engineering firms, environmental baseline experts and hydrology/hydrogeological experts that will deliver an optimized feasibility study for the Kutcho project. We are happy to be working with Ausenco who recently completed the construction of Atlantic Gold’s Moose River Project on time and on budget.”
Under the engineering lead of Ausenco, the feasibility study team consists of: Sim Geological Inc. for resource modeling, Holland & Holland for metallurgical engineering and process design, Terrane Geoscience Inc. for geotechnical engineering, SRK Consulting for open pit and underground mine design, ERM Consultants Canada Inc./Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants for environmental baseline studies and permitting, Lorax Environmental for hydrology and hydrogeological modeling and OnSite Engineering Inc. for road design and engineering.
Simon Cmrlec, President, Americas Ausenco stated, “We are thrilled to be leading the feasibility study on this exciting high grade copper-zinc project with Kutcho Copper Corp. We look forward to optimizing the value of the project and delivering the feasibility study by summer 2019, on time and on budget.”
Ausenco is a global diversified engineering, construction and project management company providing consulting, project delivery and asset management solutions to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. Ausenco’s experience in copper-zinc projects ranges from conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for new project developments to project execution with EPCM and EPC delivery. Ausenco is currently engaged on a number of global projects with similar characteristics and opportunities to the Kutcho Copper Project.
About Kutcho Copper Corp.
Kutcho Copper Corp. is a Canadian resource development company focused on expanding and developing the Kutcho high grade copper-zinc project in northern British Columbia. Committed to social responsibility and the highest environmental standards, the Company intends to progress the Kutcho Project through feasibility and permitting to a positive construction decision.
President & CEO, Kutcho Copper Corp.
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