CARRAPATEENA COPPER MINE (ECI)
Carrapateena Copper Mine (ECI)
160 kilometres north of Port Augusta, South Australia
The Carrapateena Mine is located 160 kilometres north of Port Augusta in South Australia, and is one of Australia’s largest undeveloped copper deposits. The mine will be a 4.25 mtpa underground mining operation, with an estimated mine life of 20 years.
The contract was for the design and construction of a 1.6 kilometres sealed airstrip with lighting and navigation aids.
The contract awarded was a significant milestone for NRW as it seeks to diversify in both client and geographical location.
The project commenced with an early works package of various small scope of works covering construction of an access track, diesel fuel pads and waste sorting pads. The handover for earthworks pads for the diesel fuel and waste sorting facilities have now been completed.