Maca secures $115m contract renewal for Regis Resources’ Moolart project in Australia

3 January 2016 (Last Updated January 3rd, 2016 18:30)

Australia-based Maca has secured a $115m contract renewal to provide open pit mining services at Regis Resources' expanded Moolart Well project.

Australia-based Maca has secured a $115m contract renewal to provide open pit mining services at Regis Resources' expanded Moolart Well project.

The Moolart Well gold mine is located within the Duketon gold project, approximately 350km north north-east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Expected to run over 60 months, Maca will also provide services for surrounding satellite pits under the contract, including Anchor, Petra, Lancaster, Dogbolter and Gloster.

"The contract award in the current competitive environment is a testament to the hard work of our management and employees."

The company has operated at the Moolart site since January 2010 and following the latest contract, it will continue to provide services at the mine until January 2020.

Maca will supply open pit mining services such as drilling and blasting, loading and hauling.

Maca operations director Geoff Baker said: "We are looking forward to continuing the strong working relationship we have developed with Regis Resources over many years.

"The contract award in the current competitive environment is a testament to the hard work of our management and employees who have operated on the site over the last six years."

In 2010, Regis Resources completed development of the Moolart Well mine.

The Moolart Well deposit is a large oxide gold deposit sitting within a deeply weathered Archaean ultramafic-mafic volcanic sequence, and comprises two zones, a flat-lying laterite zone and a deeper oxide zone.

Mining, crushing and civil contractor Maca has projects throughout Western Australia and Brazil.