MACA contracted by WPG at Peculiar Knob
Mining and Civil Australia’s (MACA) mining services contract is worth $285m over 70 months, requiring MACA to hire a further 100 staff. Chief executive Chris Tuckwell said MACA’s current fleet of 100t excavators and 90 to 100t class dump trucks will be upgraded to the next size.
“We will go with 250t class excavator and 240t class trucks. It is our first successful foray into a state outside of our home in West Australia,” he said.
Tuckwell said MACA holds four iron ore contracts, three gold, one nickel and one lead. These include Magellan Metals’ lead mine, Western Areas nickel, gold mines with Regis Resources, Barrick’s Plutonic operation and Crosslands’ Laverton mine and iron ore projects for Atlas, Crosslands and Sino Steel/Midwest.