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ADB agrees contract for Isaac Plains

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Australian drill and blast contractor, Action Drill & Blast (ADB), has reached a principle agreement with Golding Contractors for the provision of drill and blast services at Isaac Plains metallurgical coal mine in Queensland.

Golding was appointed to undertake contract mining at Isaac Plains by Stanmore Coal, who bought the mine from Vale and Sumitomo Corp. last year. The contractor took over operational responsibility of the site this month.

The mine is currently being brought back into operation after a period of care and maintenance with production expected to restart in April 2016.

“We have a strong performance track record at Isaac Plains having delivered blasting services on a previous contract,” said ADB General Manager Warren Fair. “We look forward to leveraging this experience, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to best-for-project and establishing a close working relationship with the client to deliver maximum value.”

ADB is currently operating on site under agreed terms pending finalisation of the contract details. The proposed contract will have a 36 month term and has an estimated value of approximately AUS$40 million.

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