ENGINEERING and project management company Ausenco has secured A$177 million in additional revenue from new and preferred contract awards and extensions, including two from Papua New Guinea.

Newcrest Mining has extended two Ausenco contracts for sustaining capital works at the Lihir Island project in Papua New Guinea.

Ausenco has been providing sustaining capital and engineering services for Newcrest’s Lihir mine since December 2012.

The successful delivery of services has now resulted in the contract being extended through to December 2016.

The extension came as Ausenco won a contract to provide engineering services over a 22 month period for one of the world’s largest copper mines, located in Chile, as well as a contract for the detailed engineering of all leach facilities at Minera Centinela’s Encuentro Oxides copper project, also in Chile.

Ausenco chief executive Zimi Meka said many of the company’s first quarter wins were from repeat clients.

“In some cases, we’re now providing new solutions to existing or past projects through our full service offering – growing our involvement to deliver consulting services, asset optimisation and operations and maintenance solutions,” he said.

“The bulk of our new project wins and potential client enquiries to date are coming from copper and gold projects in the Americas and asset optimisation opportunities globally.”

“We see a number of growth opportunities across several geographies, industries and commodities in 2015 and believe we are in a solid position to capitalise on this growth,” he said.