Leighton Contractors (LEI) have been awarded 2 new gold mining contracts, one in Western Australia and one in the Northern Territory, totaling $317 million. The first, a $200 million contract awarded by Newcrest Mining Ltd, is for works at Telfer – one of the largest gold mines in Australia. Under the 27-month contract, Leighton Contractors will provide mining equipment, operators, maintenance and supervisory personnel, and infrastructure including workshops and offices to the project.
The second is a 3 yesr, $117 million contract for Crocodile Gold Australia Operations Pty Ltd at the Cosmo Deeps underground gold mine. The contract, commencing in April, will see the provision of complete mining services, including short-term scheduling, diamond drilling, decline and level development, ground support installation and shotcreting, production drilling, blasting and haulage. There is also provision for a contract extension, with the mine life currently estimated at 10 years.
Steven Keyser, Executive General Manager at Leighton Contractors, said the company’s existing surface and underground mining expertise and proven track record in delivering similar projects were key factors in securing the contracts.
Leighton Contractors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited (LEI), is one of Australia’s leading contracting and project development groups with over $12.3 billion work in hand. The company services clients across a range of industries and sectors including resources, construction, telecommunications, energy, infrastructure and facility management.