2003 Industry Partnership Award
Aker Kvaerner has evolved from A.G. McKee to Davy-McKee to Kvaerner and now to Aker Kvaerner. Aker Kvaerner and its predecessor companies have played an important role in the engineering, construction and start-up of numerous successful projects throughout the world and more specifically in the southwestern U.S. and South America. Some historical projects of notable interest are the Magma (now BHP) Smelter, the Cyprus (now Phelps Dodge) Miami Smelter and SX-EW plant, and the Anaconda-Twin Buttes oxide leach/SX-W plant, since removed and relocated in part at Phelps Dodge Sierrita.
Some recent projects of importance are the Phelps Dodge-Bagdad concentrates leach plant and SX/EW expansion and the BHP-Tintaya, Peru heap leach/SX-EW plant. Aker Kvaerner continues to be a leader in the engineering and construction of precious metals, soda ash, concentrating, smelting, leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning projects throughout the world. Aker Kvaerner executes mining projects from offices in California, Arizona, Utah, Chile, Canada, Australia and the UK.