Australian-based dredging and civil construction company Hall Contracting has won a $27 million contract to carry out remediation work at Energy Resources of Australia’s Ranger Uranium Mine in the Northern Territory.
The project will involve operating and maintaining the mine’s cutter suction dredge to safely remove and transfer approximately 26 million cubic meters of mine tailings to the mined-out Pit 3 for long-term disposal in accordance with statutory requirements.
Hall Contracting Managing Director, Cameron Hall, said that the dredging operations would be staged over a six year period, with works scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2015.
According to Mr Hall, approximately 15 specialist staff would carry out the project on-site, with support from the company’s head office on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
“We’ll be using purpose-built state of the art equipment including a 27 meter stainless steel dredge and a workboat, which Energy Resources of Australia has had designed and constructed specifically for this project.”
Hall Contracting has been in operation for more than 65 years and has undertaken dredging projects all over Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands. Its fleet of 10 cutter suction dredges makes the company Australia’s largest dredging contractor, with offices on the Sunshine Coast as well as in Brisbane, Fiji and Malaysia.