A Leading Provider of Mining Services

NRW is one of Australia’s leading mining contractors with over 23 years experience providing mining service to the Australian resources sector. With proven capacity to safely deliver mining projects in Australia that meet timeframes and budgets, NRW has become a mining contractor of choice for many of Australia’s leading resource companies. 

With an extensive schedule of plant and equipment and a fully mobile workforce, NRW has demonstrated experience in developing mines in remote locations throughout Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, as well as undertaking operations in West Africa.

NRW have undertaken significant mining contracts in the iron ore, coal, lithium and mineral sand sectors for Australian resource companies such as Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group and Middlemount Coal. 

Scope of Mining Contractor Services

NRW’s scope of work on mining projects typically includes:

  • mine planning 
  • clearing and grubbing
  • topsoil removal
  • drill and blast
  • load and haul
  • haul road maintenance
  • ROM and waste dump maintenance
  • crusher feed
  • product haulage 
  • rehabilitation

NRW has successfully managed and operated plant hire and maintenance mining contracts with a dedicated team of specialised project personnel including dedicated project managers, engineers and supervisors.

NRW Mining Capabilities

NRW has a long history in providing mining services for pit development and access road establishment. Having worked on various mine developmental projects NRW has been responsible for the following components:

  • clearing existing vegetation
  • removal, haulage and stockpile of topsoil
  • foundation preparation
  • bulk earthworks
  • road construction
  • process plant earthworks
  • conveyors earthworks
  • stacker and reclaimer earthworks
  • tailings storage facility construction
  • related ancillary works
  • drainage installation
  • pit development
  • topsoil re-spread
  • landscaping and rehabilitation

NRW Plant for Mining Projects

NRW has a dedicated Plant Department providing support, assistance and cost efficient strategies to both our Mining and Civil Divisions. NRW’s extensive range of plant, owned and leased, is fit for purpose and maintained to the highest standards by experienced maintenance personnel. The Plant Department has the systems and processes in place to effectively mobilise plant to a project wherever it is required nationally or internationally.

A detailed listing of current plant is available by contacting us here.

Mining Case Study

Project: North Star
Client: Ironbridge JV (Fortescue, Formosa, Baosteel)
Value: $75 million

NRW and Njamal ICRG JV Pty Ltd established a joint venture to undertake works at Ironbridge Operations’ North Star Mine. Njamal are the Traditional Landowners for the area on which North Star is situated, and this partnership enables the Njamal community to develop their business skills and capability with NRW’s experience and support, whilst providing employment opportunities to their people.

The Project commenced in November 2013 and continued until December 2015.

Approximately 120 people were employed at the mine on a 2:1 roster, and the JV has maintained a 15% Indigenous employment at its peak.

The initial Project scope included mine development works such as mine access, road construction, bulk earthworks for the mine, process plant and infrastructure, road construction of the Great Northern Highway intersection to the Concentrate Handling Facility, Gabion ROM Wall construction, commissioning feed for the process plant and the pre-strip and mining of the main IMA pit.

The Project also involved mining of waste and ore hauled to the North Star ROM with a fleet consisting of a 190 tonne excavator and CAT 777 dump trucks. The joint venture mined approximately 650,000 tonnes of ore in readiness for commissioning of the process plant. 

NRW’s sister company, Action Drill and Blast, were engaged on the project to undertake drill and blast operations resulting in the elimination of interface issues between drill and blast and load and haul operations.

For more information regarding our mining construction projects or if you have any questions in regard to our current mining contractor works in WA, contact us here.