MLG Oz says it has been selected as the preferred supplier for the provision of haulage and site services at Ora Banda Mining’s Davyhurst site, in Western Australia, on top of receiving a letter of award from Gold Fields for the provision of construction works for the latest tailings storage facility project at the gold miner’s 50% owned Gruyere gold mine (pictured), also in Western Australia.
The company is currently finalising contract execution for a two-year extension, plus a one-year option, to its existing arrangements for the provision of services at Davyhurst. It would come with new commercial terms across the scope of works already being provided negotiated in line with current cost drivers and production expectations, with annual revenue subject to production and performance anticipated to be
approximately A$15 million/y ($10.2 million). This is subject to a contract being signed.
Ora Banda Mining owns an existing centralised 1.2 Mt/y processing hub, as well as additional established infrastructure at Davyhurst.
The letter of award with Gold Fields, meanwhile, is for the provision of construction works for the Gruyere Tailings Storage Facility Stage 4 (TSF) project at the gold mine, a joint venture between Gold Fields and Gold Road Resources. The award is still subject to the final negotiation of contract terms. The anticipated contract length is around eight months, with total revenue of approximately A$17 million subject to final terms and key milestones being achieved.
In addition to this new scope of works, MLG has also agreed to commence haulage services for Bellevue Gold from its open pit to Genesis’s Gwalia processing facility, also in Western Australia. The initial works are expected to commence this month and run for approximately three
months and contribute circa-A$4 million in revenue.
MLG founder, Managing Director and majority shareholder, Murray Leahy, said: “We are very pleased to be able to extend our relationship with Ora Banda Mining and to be able to continue to support their Davyhurst operation under mutually agreed terms. The extension of this contract and the award of the new contracts with Gold Fields and Bellevue Gold are evidence of our strong client relationships, and further demonstrate MLG’s broad capability both in terms of haulage and site services, but also in the support for our growing civil construction business.”