Watpac has won a $45 million extension to its existing contract at the Mt Magnet gold mine.
The scope of the work on the Ramelius Resources site includes drill and blast, load and haul, and the shaping of waste dumps at the Blackman, Titan, and Brown Hill pits on the Mt Magnet tenement.
Watpac has been on site since 2011, with Watpac Civil & Mining general manager Russell Hall adding teams are well established.
“We anticipate a seamless start to operation as the equipment, infrastructure, and personnel are already based at Mt Magnet,” Hall said.,
“The Blackmans pit is located 38 kilometres north of Mt Magnet and will be a satellite operation for the team where they will use a combination of 90 tonne rigid and articulated dump trucks loaded by 100 tonne excavators.
“At Mt Magnet, the Titan pit will be initially mined by a 200 tonne excavator however as the pit deepens, geological constraints will dictate the use of a smaller 100 tonne excavator to complete mining using articulated trucks.
“Mining of the Brown Hill pit will coincide with works in the Titan pit.”