NRW Holdings Ltd has advised that its wholly owned subsidiary Golding Contractors Pty Ltd has received a letter of direction from Coronado Curragh Pty Ltd to increase mining plant at the Curragh Main coal mine through the introduction of a 5th and 6th fleet in addition to its current mining operations.
All major plant and equipment to be utilised for the expanded mining operations will be supplied by Golding. The additional fleet will include Hitachi EX5600 and EX3600 excavator with 13 Hitachi EH4000 trucks along with the ancillary plant.
The award adds approximately AUS$50 million to the existing contract, which has an indicative value of AUS$107 million over the remaining term to completion in September 2021. In parallel, Golding has also commenced negotiation of an extension of the expanded contract beyond this date.
NRW CEO and Managing Director, Jules Pemberton, commented: “This award reflects the close working relationship between Coronado and Golding and our ability to rapidly mobilise both equipment and personnel to support our clients’ mine plans. Pleasingly, the addition of these two fleets will support employment opportunities for around 150 personnel. In addition, no new capital expenditure is required as the majority of the fleet is being sourced internally.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/09122020/coronado-and-golding-agree-on-additional-fleets-at-curragh-mine/