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Iron Knob Project
Iron Knob is widely regarded as Australia’s first iron ore mine site and is referred to as the birthplace of the country’s steel industry.
Successful project delivery at South Middleback Ranges led SIMEC Mining to award BGC Contracting another contract in South Australia. This was to reopen and conduct mining at the historic Iron Knob iron ore mine near Whyalla.
IRON KNOB MINING CONTRACT
Iron Knob is widely regarded as Australia’s first iron ore mine site and is referred to as the birthplace of the country’s steel industry. Originally closed by BHP back in the 1900’s, BGC Contracting was awarded a $270 million contract to complete site works to restart the operation for SIMEC Mining. This includes the development of two new pits, Princess East and Princess West, as well as the reinstatement of the established Monarch pit.
The scope of works includes:
- Drill and blast
- Ore extraction and haulage
- Overburden removal and waste dump management
BGC was contracted to undertake the initial cutbacks on all of the pits and provide waste and ore excavation, haulage and drill and blast with a team of approximately 250 local personnel onsite.
This is also the second major package of mining works that SIMEC Mining have awarded BGC which is consistent with BGC’s ability to win repeat business by fostering strong working relationships with the client.