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CAPS wins Boddington contract

WELSHPOOL-BASED Compressed Air and Power Solutions Australia has won contracts worth $2 million for the supply of airblowers and compressors to Newmont’s Boddington gold project. The new contract adds to a run of achievements. CAPS has recently secured contracts worth more than $10 million for major resource and commercial projects for clients including BHP Billiton, Golden Star Resources’ Bogoso gold mine in Ghana, the Brisbane City Tunnel, Sydney Olympic Park and the Water Corporation’s desalination plant. Under the Boddington mine contract, CAPS will provide industrial blowers to be used for flotation tanks in the ore separation process, and air compressors, dryers and filters to power various components of the mine’s plant control systems. CAPS has expanded over the past 26 years and has almost 200 employees. The company’s turnover has been growing at 20 per cent per annum for the past three years and is currently in excess of $50 million, with more than three quarters of the revenue coming from the east coast and overseas projects. Founder and managing director of CAPS Australia, Bob McIntyre said winning the contract for such a significant resources project in WA was significant, having outbid a number of global mining services providers. “We are currently working on similar sized projects in Ghana, the Congo, Portugal, Mexico, Bulgaria, Korea and PNG; in the last 10 years, we have exported to 23 countries and we expect that to grow further in the near future,” he said. “Our strategic plan is to double our size, revenue and growth in the next three years and our recent acquisition of NZ company Fox Air – the sole distributor of Ingersoll Rand Air Solution products in New Zealand – demonstrates we are on track to achieve these goals.” Most of CAPS contracts are processed through its Welshpool manufacturing facility.

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