TORONTO — Canada Nickel Company recently announced it has retained Ausenco Engineering Canada and hired Christian Brousseau to move its Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project north of Timmins, Ont. forward.
Brousseau will serve as project director with overall responsibility for the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) as well as the execution plan, engineering and construction of Crawford, stated a June 9 release. He will report to the chair and CEO.
Brousseau has over 20 years experience with engineering, design and construction in the Canadian mining industry, including previously being the project director for the Dumont nickel project with RNC Minerals. He previously held engineer and construction management positions with Detour Gold and Goldcorp.
Ausenco will be the lead study consultant.
In February Canada Nickel posted the first resource calculation at the property and described the Crawford site as the 12th largest resource of nickel sulphide in the world.
The Crawford PEA is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020. Crawford is located 40 kilometres north of Timmins.
Ausenco is an engineering, construction and project management company providing consulting, project delivery and asset management services to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.
“I am very pleased to announce these appointments and to be working again with Ausenco and Christian, who bring extensive experience from their work on the Dumont Nickel-Cobalt project and other large-scale open-pit mine-mill operations. We remain committed to aggressively advancing Crawford, one of the leading next-generation nickel-cobalt sulphide and palladium projects, and these appointments will help us maintain the momentum we have generated to date,” said Mark Selby, chairman and CEO of Canada Nickel, in the statement.