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CSI Mining Services keen for Queensland business

Sandvik Mining and Barrick Gold have extended their global framework agreement to enhance their long-term partnership.

Mineral Resources’ (MinRes) subsidiary CSI Mining Services will expand its operations into Queensland, after receiving a contract award to deliver haulage services for a Tier 1 mining company.

CSI’s latest contract will see the company run eight Kenworth C509 quad road trains for the miner. The Kenworth C509s are the biggest single-engine road trains in the world featuring a 330-tonne payload and 425-tonne gross combination mass.

CSI provides crushing, screening and processing solutions for some of the world’s largest mining companies.

MinRes Mining Services chief executive Mike Grey said the company is excited for the milestone of expanding into Queensland as it allows CSI to continue a period of growth.

“We are excited to expand our operations into the east coast of Australia, opening up new business opportunities and access to new labour markets,” Grey said.

Over 50 site-based personnel will be employed to support the contract. CSI will prioritise local employment and will present opportunities at MinRes sites across the country.

The new contract comes just a few weeks after CSI was awarded a key crushing services contract for Atlas Iron’s McPhee Creek iron ore project in Western Australia.

The Atlas Iron contract will see CSI supply and operate a 10-million-tonne-per-year primary crushing plant, fed by Atlas Iron via dump trucks or front-end loaders.

CSI is committed to benefitting businesses in far north Queensland, with the company to partner with local companies to support the operation where feasible.

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