Apr 03, 2019

Golding adds grunt to Curragh mining operations

Golding adds grunt to Curragh mining operations Golding Contractors is expanding its mining fleet at Curragh. Photo courtesy of NRW Holdings.

Golding Contractors will bring a fourth mining fleet online at Curragh coal mine, near Blackwater, adding about $50 million to its contract at the site.

The additional fleet will include a new Caterpillar 6060 excavator and four hired Komatsu 830E trucks along with ancillary plant.

Total capital expenditure is expected to be $12 million within the 2020 financial year.

It expands the NRW Holdings subsidiary’s existing contract at the Coronado-owned site, which has an indicative value of $230 million over the remaining term to completion in September 2021.

“We have worked closely with Coronado’s management team in recent months to examine a range of options to maximise value from the Curragh Mine resource,” Golding executive general manager Geoff Caton said.

“The fleet will commence the mobilisation process during April for commissioning early in FY20.”

NRW also announced that its wholly owned subsidiary RCR Mining Technologies (RCRMT) had won about $22 million in contracts to supply process equipment and support activities to a number of clients in Western Australia.

Since acquiring the business in February integration activities have progressed well and winning this work is particularly welcome news to our workforce in Bunbury and Welshpool, NRW chief executive officer and managing director Jules Pemberton said.

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