RUC Cementation Mining has been awarded a raisebore contract at the Bellevue gold project, 40 km northwest of Leinster in Western Australia.
The project, which is valued at A$15.8 million ($10.6 million) over 28 months, provides for RUC’s Raiseboring division to establish vent rises, return air rises and underground escapeways at the underground mine.
RUC, a subsidiary of the Murray and Roberts Group, also completed several raisebores at the Bellevue gold project during the previous operations, project owner Bellevue Gold said in a separate announcement earlier this week.
RUC calls itself the industry leader for raiseboring, having proprietary techniques and equipment, cost saving initiatives and a localised offsite support centre based in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. It says it is also focused on delivering services with good environmental, social and governance practices, which align with Bellevue’s strong commitments to be Australia’s first carbon-neutral gold producer.
Bellevue is forecasting production of 200,000 oz/y during years one to five at an all-in sustaining cost of A$922/oz ($618/oz) at its operation.