Scope of works under the mining contract includes:
- Clearing and pre-stripping works
- Mining bauxite in accordance with mine plan
- Operation of haul trucks
- Loading of barges via barge loading facility
- Rehabilitation of mined areas
- Maintenance of plant and equipment
SAB Mining has already mobilised on site to undertake civil works for mine construction.
“Metro is delighted to have engaged SAB Mining to carry out the mining services for the Bauxite Hills mine. SAB has been integral in assisting Metro advance the project to where it is today and their formal appointment for mining operations represents another key milestone for the project.
“Metro and SAB will work together to prepare for mining activities with the view of mobilising the mining fleet to site in March 2018, ahead of forecast production starting in April 2018,” Metro Mining Managing Director Simon Finnis said.
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