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.