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Contract awarded for $271M metal project

Barminco workers
Barminco workers

A diversified mining services provider has won a tender for part of a $271 million metal development in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

A subsidiary of Perenti recently executed a long-term underground mining contract for Panoramic Resources’ Savannah Nickel Project near Ord River, 798km east of Broome.

Successful contractor Barminco is now able to develop the mine, produce nickel and haul the finished product for three years, starting from March 2020. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth about $200 million.

A detailed mobilisation and implementation plan has already been developed. Rapid mobilisation and mining work is underway and expected to end in early March 2020.

170 FIFO jobs

About 170 people are expected to be employed to work with mostly new equipment.

The company has started recruiting for the following roles:

  • shift supervisors (multiple positions)
  • mine foreman
  • jumbo operators (multiple)
  • bogger operators (multiple)
  • service crew (multiple)
  • projects crew (multiple)
  • heavy duty diesel fitters (multiple)
  • light vehicle fitters (multiple)
  • auto electricians (multiple).

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will work a fly-in fly-out roster of 15 days on and 13 days off. Industry competitive salaries, wages and benefits are also promised.

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“The execution of a mining contract with leading underground services provider, Barminco, represents a significant step forward for the Savannah Nickel Mine and Panoramic,” Panoramic managing director and CEO Victor Rajasooriar said in a public statement.

“We now look forward to delivering a rapid and efficient transition to Barminco run operations.”

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