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$480M contract awarded for metal project

MACA workers
MACA workers

A mining services company has won a major tender for a base metal development on Western Australia’s South Coast.

MACA recently secured the open pit mining contract for a subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals’ Ravensthorpe Nickel Project, 550km southeast of Perth.

The agreement tasks the successful contractor with drilling, blasting, loading and hauling at Australia Nickel’s operation. All major terms having been agreed and the deal is subject to finalisation of documentation. QMEB can reveal the deal is for a five year term and worth $480 million.

Expressions of interest open

Work is expected to start in December and operation will begin in January 2020, creating about 230 jobs.

Expressions of interest have opened for a variety of work opportunities, including:

  • dump truck and water cart operators
  • excavator operators
  • dozer/loader/grader operators
  • heavy duty diesel fitters
  • drill fitters
  • boilermakers
  • service crew
  • workshop leading hands
  • blast hole drillers
  • shotfirers
  • blast crew.

Successful applicants will work a full-time roster with two weeks on one week off. Click here to apply.

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“First Quantum have focussed on local and Aboriginal opportunities in the regions of Albany, Ravensthorpe and Esperance in order to resource the Ravensthorpe project, which MACA intend to leverage from,” MACA operations director Geoff Baker said in a public statement.

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