Barminco has partnered with Anglogold Ashanti at Sunrise Dam since underground operations began there in 2003 when the first portal was cut.
That $700 million contract value is based on the current mining schedule.
Plans are in place to boost annual production well beyond the present rate of 3 million tonnes per annum.
Part of that plan involves the use of semitrailers to haul ore to the surface using the Western Incline, a 7m by 7m haulway that had originally been developed to give geologists a platform to drill into the northern part of the ore zone. If that comes to pass it is likely a specialist haulage contract, maybe Bis, could get that work.
Barminco CEO Paul Muller said the contractor had worked hard to optimise productivity and efficiency and ...