Orica wins Northern Iron explosives drill and blast contract

Northern Iron has awarded Orica the drill and blast contract for its Norwegian Sydvaranger iron ore mine.

The six year rock on ground services contract will cover drilling and blasting services, drill fleet, personnel, as well as explosives supply.

Commenting on the award, Northern Iron managing director Antony Beckman said “we are delighted to be partnering with Orica to manage our explosives, drill, and blast operation at our Sydvaranger mine site”.

“The rock on ground contract improves the integration and accountability of our mining processes which is an important step towards achieving further improvements in productivity whilst minimising production costs”.

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