NRW Holdings’ Golding Contractors subsidiary has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Wonbindi Coal for a 5.5-year mining services agreement (MSA) to be carried out at its Baralaba North operation in Queensland.

baralabanorthThe award, which carries a value of A$800 million, is an extension of a long-standing partnership between the two that has been in place since 2018, when Golding first came on-site for mine planning, blasting, topsoil removal and load and haul.

The new scope of work remains the same but adds to the work roster the maintenance and operation of a client-owned equipment fleet producing an ultra-low volatile pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal product.

The MSA is effective 1 July.

The Baralaba North mine is in the township of Baralaba in the Bowen Basin region. It is an open cut, truck-and-excavator operation, which ships its international-bound tonnage through the Port of Gladstone.

Wonbindi is a joint venture between Cockatoo Coal and Republic Coal, which hold a respective 80%-20% interest.

Source. NRW Holdings