Engineering firm Murray & Roberts has added to its order book in a big way – a R2.3 billion contract in Australia with gold producer Newmont.

murrayrobertsThe transaction will be between the miner and M&R subsidiary RUC Cementation Mining Contractors. The scope of work under the construction contract includes shaft lining, equipping and headframe construction at the Newmont Tanami mine site.

RUC Managing Director Barry Upton said the deal underscores its Australian contracting operations of RUC Mining for the next two years and will add significant value to its order book.

“This contract has been a long time in the bidding and negotiating phase and we are extremely pleased to have reached this latest milestone in the development of the haulage shaft for Newmont Australia at their iconic Newmont Tanami operation in the Northern Territory of Australia,” said Upton.

“The efforts of our staff and the Worley and Newmont staff throughout the negotiation phase has been a credit to all involved and we look forward to continuing an already strong relationship into the execution phase.”

Combined, M&R said, its order book now stands at a record R60.5 billion (over the six months to December), mostly in energy, resources and infrastructure. Its other divisions are mining, power, industrial and water.

Sources: BusinessDay and RUC Cementation Mining Contractors

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