Iluka Resources has awarded a national catering and facility management services contract to Australian-owned Cater Care.
The contract is comprised of catering, accommodation and facility management services at four of Iluka’s Australian sites, including two new sites, Cataby and Eneabba, in Western Australia.
Cataby’s mine development was approved in December last year, and is set to commence its first production in the first half of 2019.
The mine is expected to produce around 200,000t synthetic rutile, 50,000t zircon and 30,000t rutile, and have a mine life of over eight years.
Cater Care’s remote division chief operating officer Denis Andre said, “Our integrated approach to service delivery means we focus on all aspects of remote life, which we know has its own unique set of requirements.
“It’s also why we believe we’ll add real value to their two new sites.”
Cater Care has been catering for Iluka’s Jacinth-Ambrosia and Ouyen sites for the past 10 years.
Iluka is considering a mine expansion at its Jacinth-Ambrosia zircon mineral sands mine in South Australia, and a drilling programme in Balranald, New South Wales.
The company is the largest global producer of premium zircon sand, with its production base mainly in Australia.