Leading Australian mining and construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has been awarded a A$30 million contract as part of Northern Star Resources Ltd’s development of the Ramone Gold Project, located 35 km south east of the Jundee Gold Mine. “Earmarking BGC Contracting’s first gold mining contract in Western Australia for ten years, the 18 month open pit mining project will commence in March 2019 with BGC Contracting delivering both the initial infrastructure and mining services for this greenfield site.”
Under the contract, BGC Contracting services include the installation of site facilities, drill and blast, load and haul mining, and dewatering services. Additional site works will include the construction of internal haul roads, the establishment of the site workshop, explosive compound and magazines, associated earthworks and site preparations. BGC Contracting is mobilising the mining fleet including a 250 t class excavator and five Komatsu 785 dump trucks.
“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,” said Greg Heylen, BGC Contracting CEO. “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.”
“Two years ago, we embarked on a strategy to grow the business, grow our national footprint and to increase our commodity diversification. 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,” says Heylen.