SAB seals deal for Bauxite Hills Mine
A MINING contract has been awarded for an emerging Far North bauxite project.
SAB Mining won the contract for the Bauxite Hills Mine, 100km north of Weipa, being undertaken by ASX-listed company Metro Mining.
“Metro is delighted to have engaged SAB Mining to carry out the mining services for the Bauxite Hills Mine,” said Metro Mining managing director Simon Finnis.
“SAB has been integral in assisting Metro advance the project to where it is today and their formal appointment for mining operations represents another key milestone for the project.
“Metro and SAB will work together to prepare for mining activities with the view of mobilising the mining fleet to site in March 2018, ahead of forecast production starting in April 2018.”
SAB is currently on-site undertaking civil works for mine construction.
The scope of the two-year contract includes mining bauxite, loading of barges, rehabilitation of mined areas and equipment maintenance.