One of the leading underground mining service contractors in Africa has won a multi-million-dollar contract.
African Underground Mining Services, a joint venture between Ausdrill Limited and Barminco Limited, has entered into a $160 million contract to provide mining services as part of an extension project and mine construction development in Burkina Faso.
As part of a 30 month contract, with option to extend a further 12-months, AUMS will supply all underground mining services for Roxgold’s Zone 55 (Yaramoko) and Bagassi South underground mines.
The news comes soon after Roxgold announced that it had received approval from the Burkina Faso Council of Ministers for the extension of existing processing plant infrastructure.
The project will see an increase in through-put from 750 tonnes of gold per day, to 1,100 tonnes per day.