A multinational supplier won a tender at a major operation under new ownership.
Eriez Australia confirmed it recently secured the hydrofloat contract at OZ Minerals’ (OZL’s) Carrapateena mine.
The successful bidder is tasked with improving ore extraction efficiency and sustainability as well as lifting copper and gold recovery.
Competitor BHP earlier received Federal Court approval to purchase OZL, its 3420 workforce and the following operations:
- Prominent Hill, 650km northwest of Adelaide
- Carrapateena, 160km north of Port Augusta
- West Musgrave, 500km west of Uluru
- Carajás East and West, Brazil
- Gurupi Province, Brazil.
BHP confirmed the deal took effect on 18 April 2023 and will be fully implemented on 2 May 2023.
“We look forward to working closely with their team to achieve the project’s objectives and deliver value to all stakeholders involved,” Eriez managing director James Cooke said in a public statement.
“We are proud to contribute to a sustainable future for the mining industry.”