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Preferred contractor named for $271M metal project


A diversified mining services provider is first in line to win a tender at a $271 million metal development in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

A subsidiary of Perenti recently became the preferred contractor at Panoramic Resources’ Savannah Nickel Project near Ord River, 798km east of Broome.

Successful contractor Barminco is tasked with developing the mine, production and haulage for a three year term, starting from March 2020. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth about $200 million.

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)
  • heavy duty diesel 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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“We look forward to working closely with Panoramic Resources in driving the development of the Savannah North orebody safely and efficiently as it ramps up to full production,” Perenti underground CEO Paul Muller said in a public statement.

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