MACA scores second Atlas Iron contract

Mining services provider MACA has been awarded a contract by Atlas Iron to provide mining and drill and blast services at the Miralga Creek iron ore mine in Western Australia.

Miralga Creek becomes MACA’s second active Atlas Iron contract, situated in close proximity to Sanjiv Ridge, a project awarded in June 2020 providing infrastructure, drill and blast, and load and haul.

“Since 2009, we have proudly worked with Atlas Iron, consistently delivering our capability and flexibility to meet production goals. Securing the Miralga Creek contract is a strong signal of MACA’s capability in delivering our promise of performance in a range of highly technical applications,” said David Greig, Thiess group executive – Australia West. 

“This contract will see the business further embed our presence in the Pilbara’s rich iron ore industry, all while working alongside a client that has played a large role in MACA’s expansion,” added Thiess Group Executive Chair and CEO Michael Wright.

Operating at Miralga Creek since mid-March under a letter of intent, MACA rapidly mobilised a fleet consisting of excavators, trucks, drills and associated support equipment, and a workforce of 45 to ensure the minimum operational downtime for the client.  

Miralga Creek is an extension of the completed Abydos mine and is situated 100 kilometres from the Utah Point stockyard at Port Hedland, with production of 1.9 million tonnes per annum.

Source: MACA

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