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$200M contract awarded for metal mine


A hard rock underground mining company has won the $200 million tender for a metal operation in Western Australia’s Goldfields-Esperance region.

A subsidiary of Perenti Group recently secured the development and production contract for Western Areas’ Odysseus Nickel Mine in Sir Samuel, 662km east of Geraldton.

The deal involves successful bidder Barminco spending the next five years establishing the Western Areas’ third nickel operation. The contractor previously completed rehabilitation work at the same mine. Western Areas acquired the Cosmos Nickel Operations in 2015 and has began redeveloping the Odysseus mine in early 2019.

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Barminco is now looking for multiple heavy duty fitters and leading hand heavy-duty fitters to work on a permanent full-time basis. Successful applicants will be offered a fly-in fly-out roster of seven days on and seven days off via Perth, competitive hourly rates, 10.25 per cent superannuation, company paid pre-mobilisation and out-of-pocket expenses, and other employee incentives, benefits and rewards.

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“We are excited to continue our relationship with the Western Areas team, which began in 2005 at Forrestania, and has now grown to include the Cosmos Nickel Operation,” Barminco chief executive Paul Muller said in a public statement.

“It is fantastic that Barminco and Western Areas have extended their 15-year relationship to at least 20 years,” Perenti managing director Mark Norwell added.

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