MACA secures mill construction contract at WA gold project

Adaman Resources has awarded a mill construction contract at its Kirkalocka gold project near Mt Magnet in Western Australia to MACA.

The scope of work, which will be delivered through the MACA Interquip subsidiary, will include a new semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill installation and refurbishment of an existing mineral processing plant.

The eight-month contract, worth approximately $28 million, will start in February next year. It will require a workforce of about 40 people.

MACA has secured the contract following early contractor involvement with Adaman’s management team.

According to MACA, the early involvement allowed it to advance the design process and the submission orders for long lead time capital items.

MACA operations manager Geoff Baker said the contractor’s alliance with NCP International, which manufactures grinding mills and installs complete comminution circuits, would provide further exposure as an integrated mineral processing supplier.

“The recent contract awards for MACA Interquip demonstrates the success of the MACA strategy to diversify its services within the resource industry,” Baker said.

MACA Interquip has also secured a letter of intent with Echo Resources. It also has ongoing work on processing plants, including Panoramic Resources’ Savannah nickel project and Sandfire Resources’ Degrussa copper-gold project, both in Western Australia.

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