Diversified contractor Brierty has secured a A$30m ($22.7m) contract to carry out civil works at Newmont Mining's Boddington gold mine, 120km south-east of Perth, Australia.
Under the contract, services will be provided by Brierty for the mine site for 30 months from September.
Brierty chief executive officer Ray Bushnell said that the contract added a long-term civil project to the business.
Bushnell added: “Brierty’s ability to win this contract demonstrates the diversity of our civil contracting offering.
“It also recognises the ability for Brierty to seamlessly move between civil and mining work utilising the same personnel and fleet.”
The latest contract will provide increased utilisation of the existing plant and equipment, bringing Brierty’s order total to A$286m ($216.7m).
Newmont’s gold and copper mine is located within the Saddleback greenstone belt and 16km from the rural farming town of Boddington.
The mine was a three-way joint venture between Newmont, AngloGold Ashanti and Newcrest.
Newmont purchased the shares of AngloGold Ashanti in 2009 to become the sole owner of Boddington.
Commercial production at the mine began in 2009, and the operation produced its first million ounces of gold in March 2011, with two million ounces of the precious metal production achieved in August 2012.
Image: Newmont Mining’s Boddington gold mine in Western Australia. Photo: courtesy of Calistemon.