Mining services company MACA has been named the preferred contractor for the bulk earthworks package at the Gruyere gold project in Western Australia.
Gruyere is a joint venture between Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields. Final award of the contract is anticipated later this month once management and mobilisation plans have been finalised, according to MACA.
The project is expected to start before the end of the 2017 financial year. It will include an access road, airstrip and process plant earthworks for the first six months, followed by construction of a tailings storage facility, mine stripping and run-of-mine pad.
MACA expects the duration of the project to be 15 months, with the bulk earthworks element to employ more than 150 personnel at its peak.
Geoff Baker, MACA operations director, commented: “The Gruyere project is on the back of several minor civil works awards in Victoria and will help underpin the civil business into the next financial year.
“Work in hand in the civil and infrastructure division for full year 2018 will be in excess of $60 million upon contract award.”