Mining services company GR Engineering has secured a contract with Saracen Mineral Holdings for the engineering design, procurement and construction of a paste backfill plant at the Carosue Dam gold operations in the Goldfields, Western Australia.
GR Engineering’s scope of work at the gold site will include all process engineering design, supply, construction and commissioning of a paste backfill plant capable of producing 110–120 cubed metres an hour of paste to fill stopes in the Karari underground mine.
The contract, worth around $17.9 million, will start immediately, with completion of the facility expected in the second half of the 2019 financial year.
GR Engineering managing director Geoff Jones said the company had a historical involvement with Carosue Dam, initially in 2000 when the original processing facilities were commissioned.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue our involvement with Carosue Dam and work with Saracen on the safe and successful delivery of the paste plant,” Jones said.
Carosue Dam, about 120km north-east of Kalgoorlie, produced 44,680oz of gold during the June quarter.