MLG Oz says it has been awarded the Barren Lands open-pit mining project assisting the Gold Fields Limited group of companies in the establishment of a new mine at its Agnew operations in Western Australia.
Along with this new scope of works, MLG says it has successfully extended its contractual arrangements to continue to supply integrated site service and haulage support to both the St Ives gold mine and at the Agnew gold mine for a further three years.
At Barren Lands, the open-pit mining contract award with Gold Fields will see MLG Oz develop a new pit through the provision of heavy earthworks. Included within this is a Liebherr 9150 excavator (pictured). The contract is expected to contribute approximately A$15 million in revenue in the 2023 financial year with contractual terms in line with contracts of this nature.
Gold Fields has previously stated that the development of the Barren Lands open pit provides access to potential Barren Lands underground & decline access to Zone 2 and exploration access at the Agnew gold mine.
The renewal and extension of contracts with Gold Fields, meanwhile, will see MLG’s current Agnew operations continue, with the term extended for a minimum three-year period with an additional optional extension period of two years at Gold Fields’ discretion. This award extends MLG’s delivery of integrated site services and haulage activities to Gold Fields’ Agnew operation out to 16 years.
At St Ives, the contract term has been extended for a minimum three-year period with an additional optional extension period of two years at Gold Fields’ discretion. This will extends MLG’s delivery of integrated site services and haulage activities to Gold Fields’ St Ives operation out to nine years.
MLG Founder, Managing Director and majority shareholder, Murray Leahy, said: “The award of the Barren Lands open-pit mining project demonstrates confidence in MLG’s ability to leverage our integrated service offering to drive value for our client base. The addition of open-pit mining, in conjunction with our current integrated service platform, allows MLG’s customer base the opportunity to single source the complete supply chain in an efficient and optimised way. We look forward to integrating the Barren Lands mining project into our wider Agnew operations delivering value for our key client whilst also building growth for our shareholders in one of MLG’s well established long term operations.”