Watpac wins BC Iron contract

Watpac Civil and Mining has secured a contract at BC Iron's Nullagine iron ore project.

The work, worth around $35 million, consists of the haulage of ore from the project's satellite mines to the ROM stockpile for the next four years.

This work is a small modification of Watpac's existing $289 million contract with BC Iron that sees it provide surface mining services, as well as the loading and hauling of ore and waste, mobile and fixed crushing, and site rehabilitation.

BC recently announced that it has achieved an operational milestone, exporting 3.55 million tonnes of ore ahead of schedule and reaching a steady rate of 5 million tonnes annually.

Watpac national general manager Hedley Davis said the company was happy to expand its current relationship with BC.

"Watpac is pleased to continue delivering services to the Nullagine iron ore project and are proud of the role we played in assisting BC Iron to deliver the results in the first half of 2012," Davis.

BC's managing director Mike Young said the miner's performance was attributable to its contractors such as Watpac.


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