NRW’s Golding wins coal mining services contract

Golding Contractors, recently acquired by NRW Holdings, has been awarded a mining services contract at Fitzroy Australia Resources’ Broadlea open cut coal mine in Queensland.

The $25 million, 12-month mining services contract includes the appointment as coal mine operator, drill and blast responsibilities, overburden mining and coal mining activities.

Fitzroy has owned the Broadlea mine since December 2016 when it acquired the operation from Brazil’s Vale. It has been working to reopen the mine following the acquisition.

The Broadlea mine is in the Bowen Basin, about 150km south-west of Mackay in Queensland.

NRW, meanwhile, expanded its presence on Australia’s east coast last month with an $85 million acquisition of Golding, which delivers a range of open cut mining services in the coal and metalliferous mining sectors.

Managing director Jules Pemberton commented: “It’s very satisfying to see the recent acquisition of Golding Contractors delivering early results for NRW through a new mining contract and further opportunities on the east coast.”

Golding is also a civil infrastructure and urban services company in Queensland and New South Wales.