Savannah Underground Mining Contract Executed with Barminco
Perenti is pleased to announce its subsidiary, leading hard-rock underground miner Barminco, has formally been awarded a contract by Panoramic Resources at the Savannah Project in the Kimberley, after receiving preferred contractor status last month (see ASX release dated 30 January 2020).
Under the circa $200 million contract, Barminco will undertake mine development, production, and haulage over a three-year term at the nickel-copper-cobalt project, with approximately 170 people expected to be employed.
Barminco has been in discussions with Panoramic over recent weeks to develop a mobilisation plan and contract mining is expected to commence in early March 2020.
The newer mining fleet to be supplied by Barminco is expected to deliver enhanced equipment reliability. Together with Barminco’s proven expertise and operating systems, this is expected to significantly increase operational efficiencies and drive production volumes towards targeted levels.
Barminco has commenced offering roles to the majority of the existing Panoramic underground mining and maintenance workforce at Savannah, with specialist expertise and supervision roles being introduced from the Barminco portfolio.
Panoramic Managing Director and CEO, Victor Rajasooriar, commented: “The execution of a mining contract with leading underground services provider, Barminco, represents a significant step forward for the Savannah Nickel Mine and Panoramic. We now look forward to delivering a rapid and efficient transition to Barminco run operations. With their proven expertise, we are confident that underground mining productivities at Savannah are set to improve significantly over the coming months.”
Perenti Managing Director Mark Norwell said: “We are pleased to have been formally awarded the contract and look forward to working closely with Panoramic to deliver on this project.”
For more information please download the full ASX announcement here.