An underground mining company has received an extension for its tender at a metal operation in northwest Queensland.
A subsidiary of Perenti Group recently secured another 18 months for its existing contract at MMG’s Dugald River Zinc Mine, 87km northeast of Mount Isa.
Successful contractor Barminco will continue development and production work at the mine site until at least the end of 2022. There is also potential for another two 12-month extensions. QMEB can reveal the latest deal is worth about $140 million.
Barminco has started hiring multiple diesel fitters and underground raise bore drill fitters to join the company on a fly-in fly-out (FIFO) basis. Successful applicants will be offered a permanent full-time FIFO roster of either two weeks on and one week off, or two weeks on and two weeks off via Brisbane or Townsville.
There will also be competitive hourly rates, 10.25 per cent superannuation and other employee incentives, benefits and rewards.
“Dugald River has been a significant project for Barminco since commencement during 2012, and this extension will take our valued relationship with MMG to over 20 years,” Barminco chief executive Paul Muller said in a public statement.