SMS Rental has been awarded a $100m 3 year contract to supply earthmoving rental and maintenance services to Norton Gold Fields Paddington Gold Open Cut operations. The contract covers Norton Gold Fields Mt Pleasant operations and the new Enterprise Open Cut.
The contract was awarded on the 26th April 2013, with SMS commencing mobilisation on the 29th April 2013.
The contract includes a major MARC component, whereby SMS Rental manage the entire maintenance of all Norton Gold Fields open cut earthmoving fleet which includes Cat 789 and Cat 777F Dump Trucks, Hitachi EX3600 and EX1200 Excavators, D10T Dozers, 16M and 14M Graders and other ancillary equipment. SMS Rental also provide and maintenance various rental equipment to the project including 120t excavators, 100t Dump Trucks and other ancillary equipment.
SMS Rental’s expected labour force on site is expected to peak at 32-35 staff.
“This is a very significant contract for SMS Rental, and we are very excited to be part of Norton Gold Fields goal to double production to 300,000 ounces per annum within 3-5 years” Shaun Clark, General Manager of SMS Rental said.
The recent award of this contract is a welcome announcement in the industry, especially in the Kalgoorlie region.
“This contract is not only a significant win for SMS Rental, but for the local community of Kalgoorlie. This project has allowed SMS Rental to focus on providing locals with long term employment opportunities, and has allowed us to engage with the local suppliers and business’s to see what opportunities we can provide them also. Our ultimate aim is to put back into the community as much as possible” Shaun Clark said.
SMS Rental currently has a local work force of over 80%, with an aim to increase this further. SMS Rental has also committed to co-sponsoring the Ora Banda Day being held in September with Norton Gold Fields.
For further information please contact the below.
Shaun Clark General Manager
Danny Sweeney Managing Director