Symbol Mining has awarded a contract to PW Group to undertake mining and crushing services at the Macy zinc-lead project in Nigeria.
Under the contract, mobilisation has been launched with arrival of the initial mining fleet. ASX-listed Symbol anticipates that pre-stripping activities will start in the next month.
PW Group is already on site undertaking construction of the Bailey bridge and upgrade of the access road ahead of first shipment of direct shipping ore.
Symbol chief executive Tim Wither said the execution of the mining services contract was a major step in moving closer to establishing the first industrial-scale mechanised mine in Nigeria in recent years.
“Symbol Mining are very pleased in partnering with the PW Group, who have vast experience operating in Nigeria, and to date have shown great support in the goal of advancing the Macy deposit into production, which is expected to be the first of many projects on the Imperial tenements and in Nigeria for Symbol,” Wither said.
The contract will span Macy’s current 12-month life-of-mine plan. It will comprise all onsite mining, and crushing and screening activities over the period.