14/01/2015 - 10:46

Kerman starts $23m Nova job

14/01/2015 - 10:46

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Kerman Contracting will begin building accommodation facilities at Sirius Resources’ Nova nickel project near Norseman, two months after being named the preferred contractor for the $23 million job.

Sirius Resources' Nova nickel project camp area.

Kerman Contracting will begin building accommodation facilities at Sirius Resources’ Nova nickel project near Norseman, two months after being named the preferred contractor for the $23 million job.

The project involves an initial expansion of a temporary camp at Nova to accommodate up to 200 construction personnel, while the permanent village will be able to hold nearly 500 when completed in August.

The scope of work also includes earthworks, civil works and related underground services.

The village will consist of 124 four-person accommodation buildings and includes laundries, a kitchen/diner/crib preparation facilities building, a wet mess and barbeque area, administration and shop buildings, and a sports court and gym.

“Many people recognise Kerman as an engineering, procurement and construction company, or as a structural, mechanical, piping contractor and this project is a good example of how diverse our capabilities are,” executive director Mark Nagle said.

Sirius in November named Kerman, among other companies, as a preferred contractor for work at the $473 million Nova project.

The Balcatta-based explorer also chose RJ Vincent to construct an aerodrome and access road, while Watpac Civil & Mining was nominated to build a tailings storage facility, with Barminco Holdings to provide excavation work.

Shares in Sirius Resources were 2.3 per cent lower at $2.50 per share at 10:40am.

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