The contract: Haulage
Bis provided the management and delivery of off-road load and haul, and other ancillary works, at Gold Fields’ Granny Smith mine site.
After securing the initial contract in 2007, the scope of works increased over time to include:
- labour and equipment for haulage of gold ore from the pit to run-of-mine
- site road maintenance
- civil construction and earthworks » tailings reclaim
- front end loaders for crusher feed
- mobile maintenance and fully equipped onsite workshop
The out-of-pit haulage of ore from the Wallaby Pit to the Granny Smith run of mine, covered a 15km distance and saw approximately 1.6 million tonnes of ore relocated each year using dual-powered road trains and associated front end loaders.
The critical site road maintenance for the haul road, site access road and the unsealed Goldfields airstrip included grading, rolling and water cart operations.
Bis also supplied and maintained a screening plant which was used in the reclamation of tailings being utilised for paste fill in the underground operations.