Watpac awarded $45m Mt Magnet contract extension

Sophia Rostron   |   July 3, 2016

Mining services contractor Watpac have successfully negotiated a $45 million extension to their Mount Magnet Gold Mine contract with Remelius Resources

The Mount Magnet Gold mine is located approximately 600km north east of Perth in Western Australia’s Central West. Watpac have provided mining services at the site since 2011, including drill and blast, load and haul of waste and ore, the relocation of wetlands and installation of underground services.

Under the 16-month extension, the new scope of works will include drill and blast services, load and haul of waste and ore, and shaping of waste dumps at the Blackmans, Titan and Brown Hill pits in the Mt Magnet tenements. 

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Image: Mount Magnet Goldfields, Western Australia - Watpac

Watpac Civil & Mining General Manager, Russell Hall, confirmed that he expected a quick start to operations, with equipment, infrastructure and personnel are already well established on site on at Mt Magnet. 

“The Blackmans pit is located 38km north of Mt Magnet and will be a satellite operation for the team where they will use a combination of 90 tonne rigid and articulated dump trucks loaded by 100 tonne excavators.

“At Mt Magnet, the Titan pit will be initially mined by a 200 tonne excavator however as the pit deepens, geological constraints will dictate the use of a smaller 100 tonne excavator to complete mining using articulated trucks.

“Mining of the Brown Hill pit will coincide with works in the Titan pit.”

Watpac have also been recently awarded a $2 million civil contract with Main Roads WA to provide strengthening works to the bridge over the Logue Road on the Great Northern Highway. Watpac will supply selected materials, plant and labour to undertake works to the bridge and side-track.

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Sophia Rostron
As the Content editor at Felix (formerly PlantMiner), Sophia works behind the scenes to keep our blog machine in motion. A student of Law and Business, she's very dependent on coffee and loves any excuse to travel.

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