Golding awarded contract for Fitzroy Australia coal project

NRW Holdings subsidiary Golding has inked a contract with Fitzroy Australia Resources for works at the Ironbark No.1 coal mine in Queensland.

Golding’s early contractor involvement (ECI) agreement covers civil and mining services at the open cut mine, including detailed scheduling, costing and design services.

The scope of the contract includes box cut excavation and stabilisation, haul roads and site access roads, dams, portal installation and other infrastructure.

FItzroy Australia Resources chief executive officer Grant Polwarth called the Ironbark agreement an important step towards construction and “a natural extension of the growing partnership between Fitzroy and Golding”.

NRW chief executive officer and managing director Jules Pemberton said the Ironbark contract demonstrated the company’s ability to “provide a genuinely integrated solution by combining our capabilities in mine planning, coal mine operation, civil design management, and construction of mine site civil infrastructure.”

Construction at Ironbark No.1 is scheduled for a second quarter 2019 start.

Golding completed a previous contract with Fitzroy for services at the Broadlea coal mine, also in Queensland, last month. The mining services company won the $25 million, one-year contract at Broadlea in September 2017.

NRW has secured several lucrative mining services deals since acquiring Golding from Champ Private Equity for $85 million in September 2017.