AUMS bags new Burkina Faso contracts

African Underground Mining Services (AUMS), a 50:50 joint venture between Ausdrill and Barminco Holdings, has been awarded the rollover/extension of services at Zone 55 and the commencement of works for Bagassi South mining contract with Roxgold in Burkina Faso
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An aerial view of Roxgold's Bagassi South project

Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: The contract has a 30-month term, with an option of a 12-month extension, to supply all underground mining services for the Zone 55 (Yaramoko) and Bagassi South underground mines, including development and production activities, diamond drilling and associated services.

The contract has an estimated value of US$160 million and is expected to start in the September 2018 quarter. The project will employ approximately 300 people including 225 Burkinabe employees.

Blair Sessions, chief operating officer at AUMS, said: "We are delighted to have secured this work and look forward to extending our important, highly valued relationship with Roxgold on their flagship project."