Hall Engineering has won the contract to carry out remediation work at ERA’s Ranger uranium mine.
The $27 million contract involves “operating and maintaining the mine’s cutter suction dredge to safely remove and transfer approximately 26 million cubic metres of mine tailings to the mined-out Pit 3 for long-term disposal in accordance with statutory requirements,” the company said.
It will reportedly use a 27 metre stainless steel dredge and a workboat specially constructed for the project.
“One of the most paramount considerations throughout the tender process was the provision of detailed strategies for upholding the highest standards of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management and our team has gone to great lengths to ensure stringent control measures are implemented while working in this delicate environment,” Hall managing director Cameron Hall said.
The work will be carried out over a period of six years, with operations slated to begin in the third quarter of this year, with around 15 staff deployed to site.
Hall added: “Where possible, we will be hiring skilled local workers from the Northern Territory to work on the project.”