Hard-rock underground miner Barminco has won a three-and-a-half year underground mining services contract at the Rampura Agucha Mine in India from Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) worth approximately US$70 ($100) million. 

Barminco, a recently acquired subsidiary of mining services company Ausdrill, has operated at the Rampura Agucha Mine for HZL, a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited, since late 2016.

“This continuation of services at Rampura Agucha is further endorsement of the Barminco acquisition and the professional service our businesses have been providing to our customers,” Ausdrill Managing Director Mark Norwell said. 

The scope of work includes the extension of development works that were being provided under a recently completed contract, plus the addition of production work in the Barminco-developed area of the mine. 

Under the contract, HZL will provide capital equipment and consumables. Barminco will commence work immediately. 

“We look forward to deepening the relationship we have built with Hindustan Zinc over the past few years by delivering on this extended scope of works both safely and efficiently,” Barminco Chief Executive Officer Paul Muller said. 

Image: Ausdrill Managing Director Mark Norwell. Picture: The West Australian.