Leighton Contractors has been awarded two new gold-mining contracts worth $A317 million, one in Western Australia and the other in the Northern Territory.
The first, a $200 million contract awarded by Newcrest Mining, is for works at its Telfer copper-gold mine in the Pilbara. The 27-month contract will see Leighton provide mining equipment, operators, maintenance and supervisory personnel, and infrastructure including workshops and offices to the project.
Telfer is one of the largest gold mines in Australia, located 450kms east south east of Port Hedland on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.
The second is a three-year, $117 million contract for Crocodile Gold Australia at the Cosmo Deeps underground mine, located 140 kilometres south-southeast of Darwin and 50km northwest of Pine Creek.
Providing complete mining services
Commencing in April, this contract will provide complete mining services, including short-term scheduling, diamond drilling, decline and level development, ground-support installation and shotcreting, production drilling, blasting and haulage.
There is also a provision for a contract extension, with the mine life currently estimated at 10 years.
Leighton Contractors currently provides mining services at four other gold mines across Australia and New Zealand.
Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
Caterpillar Haul truck 793
The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.
The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™
Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.
Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)
Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.
RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.