BGC Contracting Awarded Mining Contract for OneSteel

BGC Contracting has been awarded the mining contract for OneSteel’s iron ore operations in the South Middleback Ranges, South Australia.

The scope of work includes the drilling and blasting, ore extraction and haulage, with monthly movement expected to average 1.3 million bcm over the contract term.

The mining fleet is expected to initially comprise of 5 x 250 tonne excavators, 30 x 150 tonne dump trucks, 6 x WA 900 loaders and other associated support equipment.

BGC Contracting’s CEO, Greg Heylen said “The award of this significant mining contract is consistent with BGC’s continued national growth and we look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with OneSteel. BGC has developed considerable expertise in open-cut iron ore mining and the OneSteel project is an extension of this expertise”.

The contract is for a 5 year duration commencing in November 2012.