Mastermyne, a subsidiary of Metarock Group Ltd, has secured a new two-year fixed term contract (plus two-year extension option) with Whitehaven Coal, a Tier 1 client, for the cut and flit mining method at its Narrabri Mine, in New South Wales, Australia.
This contract is a remobilisation of a former similar cut and flit contract which Mastermyne performed for Narrabri from 2017-2020.
The scope includes the installation and retraction of the panel conveyor belts, associated ventilation and mining services, the company said, adding that the contract reinforces its strong reputation to deliver quality development services.
Narrabri mine, which has been operating successfully since 2012, is Whitehaven’s only underground operation. It is approved to produce 11 Mt/y of high-quality thermal coal until 2031.
The Narrabri longwall is fully automated and is one of the most advanced in Australia, according to Whitehaven.