Copper Mines of Tasmania, a subsidiary of the world’s largest zinc miner, Vedanta, is working with Redpath Australia, part of The Redpath Group (based in North Bay, Canada) on mine development and construction at Mt. Lyell, Tasmania. The Mt. Lyell contract represents another major win for the company as it is one of the bigger contract mining jobs in Australia. Redpath Australia CEO, Gordon Shannon: “Together with earlier contracts, more recent significant awards such as Golden Grove in Western Australia, Mt. Lyell has helped to further secure our presence in Australia in a relatively short time. It is the result of great effort from all involved in identifying, assessing, tendering, winning, recruiting and mobilising.”
The three-year contract started October 1, 2010, two years to the day after Redpath Australia was established. Overall, the project will employ close to 200 workers in the local area, performing a broad scope of activities, including:
- 9,900 m of decline and level development
- 8.1 Mt of ore production
- Sublevel cave method, with decline access and shaft haulage.
Active in North America, South America, Asia and Africa, with projects in Canada, the US, Australia, South Africa, Indonesia, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Ecuador, The Redpath Group acquired its Queensland offices in October 2008 and opened a new office in Perth, Western Australia, in 2009. Redpath has worked in more than 30 countries since 1962, it provides comprehensive services and experienced mine development with an international team of highly-skilled professionals committed to safety and quality. Offices are located in: CANADA – North Bay, Timmins and Red Lake, Rouyn-Noranda, Sudbury; USA – Reno; CHILE – Santiago; INDONESIA – Jakarta; MONGOLIA – Ulaan Baatar; SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg; AUSTRALIA – Brisbane.