Leighton Asia is about to resume its mining services contract at the Toka Tindung Gold Project with civil works to start on site in May and mining to start in July.
This follows the recent signing of an addendum which lifted the four year suspension of the project in North Sulawesi.
This agreement allows PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia, a division of Leighton Asia, to resume works on the US$113 million contract for the provision of mining services for PT Meares Soputan Mining/PT Tambang Tondano Nusajaya.
Located about 35km north-east of Manado City, Toka Tindung gold mine is made up of multiple pits, with one main pit to the north and four smaller pits to the south.
Under this six-year contract, Leighton will provide a range of services to the mine, including land clearing, civil works, drilling, excavating, loading, hauling and dumping of waste, selective mining and hauling of ore.
The resources at Toka Tindung total 1.75 million ounces of gold of which 1.1 million ounces will be mined over the contract term. When in operation, the annual rate of production is expected to reach 2 million tonnes of ore and 6 million bcm of waste.
Leighton Asia’s managing director Hamish Tyrwhitt says, “This award represents an important milestone to our business in Indonesia.
“We are currently working on 3 coal mines in Indonesia. The commencement of this project has diversified Leighton into a new commodity and further increased our work in hand to in excess of US$3.6 billion.”
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