Watpac wins Iluka contracts

Watpac has won a number of earthworks mining contracts across Australia.

The contractor was awarded work by Iluka Resources for its WRP project that will see it remove overburden and mine mineralised sand over the next three and half years.

It will also carry out rehabilitation of the site during operations.

Yarrabee Coal, a subsidiary of Yancoal, has also hired Watpac’s Civil and Mining Division for overburden removal at their Bowen Basin coal mine.

Ramelius Resources have also advised the company that it is the preferred contractor on their Mt Magnet gold mine in Western Australia.

This contract will see Watpac remove ore and overburden using conventional drill and blast techniques over five years.

According to the contractor’s managing director Greg Kempton, these latest contracts will increase the Group’s total contracting in the Civil and Mining division to approximately $750 million.

“Watpac… now has a $740 million portfolio of long term mining services contracts across a wide range of commodities including iron ore, gold, mineral sands and coal,” Kempton said.

“The WRP project is the third contract we have secured with Iluka Resources, whilst the Yarrabee contract with Yancoal and Ramelius Resources are new clients.”

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