Whittens wins Dugald River contract

Whittens has won a contract for MMG’s Dugald River mine.

Valued at $30 million, the contract comprises earthworks and concreting at the zinc project.

“This award further strengthens Whittens’ position as a leading nationwide, self-performing contractor,” director Clayton Whitten told The West.

RCR was also recently awarded a $73 million contract to construct a lead and zinc processing plant at the mine.

MMG’s Dugald River mine is ramping up, after the QLD Government threw its support behind the mine, giving the project special status.

“The $1.4 billion project has been granted ‘prescribed project’ status, which will help cut red tape and create hundreds of jobs in North Queensland,” the state government said.

The Dugald River zinc project, located 65 kilometres north-west of Cloncurry, will have annual production of approximately 160,000 tonnes of zinc, plus by-products, over an estimated 28 year mine life, creating 600 jobs during construction and 400 during operations.

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