Barminco wins major contract extension

UNDERGROUND mining contractor Barminco Holdings has won a A$700 million contract extension at AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam operation in Western Australia.

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Sunrise Dam

Barminco has been the contractor at the mine since the start of underground operations in 2003, and the extension will see it remain there for at least another five years.

Plans are in place to boost annual production beyond the current rate of around 3 million tonnes per annum.

Production is expected to rise from around 236,000 ounces of gold last year to 300,000oz this year.

Barminco CEO Paul Muller said the company had worked hard to fully optimise productivity and efficiency, and deliver industry-leading safety and operational performance at Sunrise Dam.

"This contract extension speaks volumes about our commitment to AngloGold, the relationship we have built with them and the results that have been delivered at Sunrise Dam over the past 15 years," ...

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