Westgold extends Sodexo contract to Big Bell mine

Higginsville. Image: Westgold Resources

Westgold Resources has furthered its relationship with Sodexo to include a fourth mine site, increasing the contract value between the companies to $40 million.

The most recent contract involves Westgold’s Big Bell site, located north-west of Cue in Western Australia, and involves Sodex delivering all village, transportation, catering, cleaning, building maintenance and landscaping services at the site.

It strengthens the relationship Sodexo has with the gold miner, which already includes providing services to the Cue, Fortnum and Bluebird mine sites as part of a three-year contract that commenced in June 2018.

The Big Bell contract will conclude in 2021 in alignment with the contract for these sites.

Westgold director of operations Steve Norregaard said Sodexo was continuing to demonstrate its commitment to maintaining safety and quality operations for its mining workforce.

“The Big Bell mine is accelerating fast to become the cornerstone asset in the Cue operations,” he said.

“Sodexo’s facilities management services to the Big Bell mine site give us peace of mind that workers will be provided access to high-quality facilities and a home-away-from-home experience.”

Sodexo chief executive officer of mining, Asia-Pacific, Paul Cooper said he was looking forward to seeing the company continue to provide high quality services.

“The company successfully demonstrated its dedication to service excellence by improving village life across three of Westgold’s existing sites and this supported our proposal for Big Bell,” he said.

“Being awarded the Big Bell contract is testament to a strong working relationship with Westgold.”

The Big Bell site was launched on June 1 this year to support operations at the Big Bell underground mine as part of the larger Cue gold operations project by reducing daily commute times and ensuring worker facilities are readily available.

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