Mining contractor Barminco will continue providing its services to Western Areas’ Flying Fox and Spotted Quoll nickel mines under a $236 million contract extension.
Barminco has been operating at Flying Fox since 2005 and at Spotted Quoll since it opened in 2011.
“Western Areas and Barminco have a joint stable and successful history at the Flying Fox and Spotted Quoll operations, and it is a pleasure to be able to again extend this contract on the back of the hard work, persistence and commitment to operational improvements our team has delivered,” Barminco chief executive Peter Stokes said.
“We look forward to continuing to support Western Areas in delivering consistent and reliable production metrics, and maintaining an outstanding safety record at both sites.”
Barminco left the site on June 30, with the project’s joint venture partners keeping the mining work in-house.