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Contract awarded for metal operation

BHP Olympic Dam mine
BHP Olympic Dam mine

A civil and mining company has won a tender for part of a metal mine in the South Australian outback.

A subsidiary of NRW Holdings recently secured the airport upgrade package for BHP’s Olympic Dam Copper and Uranium Mine in Roxby Downs, 268km northwest of Port Augusta.

Successful contractor NRW Contracting is tasked with carrying out bulk earthworks, pavement construction and drainage work to build a new 1.8km runway, extend apron areas and refurbish the existing taxiway.

It is also required to perform reinforced concrete works, structural steel and modular structures and other services for multiple upgrades to the terminal building and surrounding infrastructure. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $48 million and for about nine months.

140 FIFO jobs

Works is expected to begin at the end of March 2020 and employ about 140 people including subcontractors.

NRW is recruiting for the following fly-in fly-out (FIFO) job vacancies:

  • civil all round operators (multiple positions)
  • Moxy dump truck operators (multiple)
  • Moxy water cart operators (multiple)
  • civil excavator operators (multiple)
  • 14/140 grader operators (multiple)
  • final trim grader operators (multiple)
  • civil loader operators (multiple)
  • civil roller operators (multiple).

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered a FIFO roster of three weeks on and one week off, leave entitlements, salary sacrifice options, income protection and discounted private health insurance.

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“NRW has a long history with BHP in their iron ore, coal and nickel divisions but this contract marks the first project for the copper operations,” NRW CEO Jules Pemberton said in a public statement. “I look forward to the safe and successful execution of the works.”

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