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Barminco secures AUS$200 million contract with Western Areas

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Perenti has announced that its subsidiary, hard-rock underground miner Barminco, has been awarded a development and production contract at Western Areas’ Odysseus mine located at the Cosmos Nickel Operation, 30 km north of Leinster in Western Australia. The contract is valued at approximately AUS$200 million over 5 years and follows on from the earlier rehabilitation works completed by Barminco at the mine.

Western Areas acquired the Cosmos Nickel Operations in October 2015 and commenced the redevelopment of the Odysseus mine in January 2019. Odysseus is a new long life development, establishing Western Areas’ third nickel mine in Western Australia.

Barminco’s CEO, Paul Muller, said: “We are excited to continue our relationship with the Western Areas team, which began in 2005 at Forrestania, and has now grown to include the Cosmos Nickel Operation. Odysseus is a significant project to bring on-stream, and the 5-year term demonstrates the trust and confidence Western Areas has in Barminco to continuously improve and deliver for them.”

Perenti Managing Director and CEO, Mark Norwell, added: “It is fantastic that Barminco and Western Areas have extended their 15-year relationship to at least 20 years. We are very appreciative of the opportunity and we look forward to delivering value and certainty for Western Areas at their new development.”

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