Northern Star Resources Limited has awarded a $30 million contract to BGC Contracting for the delivery of mining services and initial site infrastructure as part of the development of the Ramone Gold Project in Western Australia.
This is BGC Contracting’s first gold mining contract in WA in 10 years.
“Working closely with the client was pivotal in securing this work. This contract with Northern Star Resources puts us in good stead for BGC Contracting securing further gold mining opportunities.
“We are very excited to secure this project opportunity with BGC Contracting growing its projects, both in commodity and geographical diversification. This is an exciting milestone in this strategy and we are very pleased to partner with Northern Star,” BGC Contracting CEO Greg Heylen said.
Work under the 18-month contract is expected to commence this month and the scope of works include installation of site facilities; drill and blast services; load and haul mining; and dewatering services. BGC Contracting will also undertake additional site works which will comprise of constructing internal haul roads, establishment of a site workshop, provision of explosive compound and magazines, associated earthworks as well as site preparations.
BGC Contracting in currently mobilising its mining fleet on site, including a 250T class excavator and five Komatsu 785 dump trucks.
The Ramone Gold Project is located approximately 35 kilometres south east of the Jundee Gold Mine centre in WA’s Northern Goldfields - about 45 kilometres north east of Wiluna and 520 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie.
“The Ramone contract is a major achievement for our diversification strategy and allows us to extend our expertise in gold whilst providing new job opportunities for some 50 - 60 people on this greenfield project,” Mr Heylen said.
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Source: BGC Contracting; Australian Mining; International Mining; Northern Star Resources Limited