Total wins four-year contract at Newcrest gold mine

Total has secured a four-year contract with Newcrest Mining at its Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Total, the world’s fourth largest oil and gas company, will supply 14 million litres of lubricants to Lihir, which boasts a production of over 900,000 oz/y and is the world’s sixth largest gold mine. It has also produced over 10Moz of gold since production began in 1997.

Located in an extinct volcano Luise Caldera in PNG’s New Ireland province, roughly 900km northeast of Port Moresby — the country’s capital and largest city — it is the sixth largest gold mine in the world.

Total will provide lubricants, greases, oil analysis management and several other onsite services as part of the contract, which Total mining director Asia Pacific and Middle east Jean Lescure said would strengthen the company’s existing relationship with Newcrest.

Total PNG general manager Andrew Morton said that the contract helped to reaffirm Total’s position as a leading mining industry lubricant supplier in the country, in which the company has operated since 2012.

“It is also a recognition for the team’s work and their mindset to continue to drive long-term client value,” he said.

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