A joint venture between Ausdrill and Barminco has secured a mining services contract worth $US211 million ($280 million) for the Siou mine in Burkina Faso.
The contract is expected to be for a 70-month period to supply all underground mining services for the Siou site, including development, production activities and associated services.
The contract is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018.
The JV’s chief operating officer Blair Sessions said the company was thrilled to have secured the contract.
“We are delighted to have secured this work and look forward to the partnership with SEMAFO, a Canada-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa,” he said.