The mining and civil contractor NRW has been offered a mining contract at the Gascoyne region by the Karara mine.
FREMONT, CA: The mining and civil contractor NRW received the contract to provide mining services at the Karara iron ore mine in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, by the Karara mine. Karara's letter of intent for awarding the 526 million dollars contract was also received by the contractor. Anticipations are that this five-year contract agreement between the two firms will employ approximately 250 people. The contract also involves actions such as drill and blast, load and haul, and run-of-mine (ROM). NRW's wholly-owned subsidiary, Action Drill & Blast, will carry out this work plan. This work extends to handling of the product stockpiles and train loading, along with miscellaneous day jobs at the mine-site, camp, and access roads. On this subject, NRW CEO Jules Pemberton said that their mining contract has a strong local presence owing to the Gascoyne Resources at the Dalgaranga mine site and their Geraldton-based DIAB Engineering business. Furthermore, through this growth they are aiming to support the existing, highly experienced workforce on-site and also create employment opportunities for the Gascoyne region.
NRW will start the work on the site by March 2022. Karara CEO Changjiang Zhu said that NRW is a mining and civil contractor based in West Australia and has earned experience in extensive open-cut mining as they have completed several successful mining operations in the state. Additionally, NRW holds the power to offer new prime equipment and take up the complete scope of work for karara, along with a huge range of engineering, mining, and construction services. In the Shire of Perenjori, the largest mining operation in the Mid-West is the Karara mine which is located 200km south-east of Geraldton. The magnetite mine which produces the premium, high-grade concentrate product for export to steelmakers is expected to have more than 30 years of mine life.