Australia-based mine and civil contracting company RUC Cementation Mining Contractors (RUC) – a a division of South Africa-based engineering company Murray & Roberts (M&R) – has been awarded a R2.3-billion shaft lining and equipping contract at Newmont Corporation’s Tanami Expansion 2 project, in Australia’s Northern Territory.
RUC is a diversified underground mining contractor with an extensive portfolio of completed and current projects throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific.
M&R states that capital investment in the mining sector continues mainly in brownfield expansions, although investment in new mines is expected to resume from the middle of this year onwards.
M&R’s mining platform holds a significant position in most major regional underground mining markets in the western world and is well positioned to benefit from the expected improvement in market conditions, the company states.
Having wholly owned the Tanami mine since 2002, the expansion project is aimed at deepening and expanding the Callie underground mine at Dead Bullock Soak to access ore at depth and increase production to 3.2-million tonnes a year.