Perth-based concrete construction group Whittens has won a contract to provide its services to MMG’s Dugald River zinc project in Queensland.
Under a $30 million contract, Whittens will construct access roads, instal drainage, build eight high-density polyethylene-lined dams and collection ponds, coupled with the installation of piping and electrical cabling.
Whittens will also provide 6,500 cubic metres of structured concrete construction, which will include a reclaim tunnel raft foundation, and foundations for SAG, ball and regrind mills.
“With project work under way in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and now Queensland, covering resources, defence and infrastructure projects, Whittens’ diversification strategy is showing that, even in difficult markets, good companies can continue to succeed.”
MMG’s mine plan for Dugald River includes a production rate of 1.5 million tonnes per annum, and construction of a mill and concentrator with the capacity to produce about 160,000 tonnes of zinc in zinc concentrate annually over an initial 28-year mine life.