Alkane is rolling out a $16 million upgrade of its underground mining equipment fleet to support the development of the Tomingley Gold Extension Project.
Alkane’s Tomingley Gold Operations (TGO) recently received a new Sandvik DL432i Production Drill, a fully-mechanized, highly versatile and compact electro-hydraulic top hammer longhole drill, to replace an older model drill.
TGO, which recently replaced three of its Cat 2900 loaders, will also soon be receiving four new Epiroc MT65 trucks, four Volvo IT’s, as well as a Cat 140M Grader and a new Development Jumbo drill.
TGO General Manager Jason Hughes said, “Our original underground 2nd hand fleet has done a great job getting the project started with a very low capital outlay for what was a planned three-year mine life. Now, with an extended underground mine life out until at least 2026, it’s time to replace it with a new modern fleet.
“By committing $16 million to a new fleet, we will be ensuring TGO will be an efficient and productive mining operation well into the future.”
As well as the fleet replacement, TGO is currently advertising a number of underground positions, including truck operators, bogger operators, charge-up and service crew operators, jumbo operators, and underground mining diesel fitters.
Mr Hughes said: “These positions are a great opportunity for suitably experienced workers in the Dubbo region to work at an expanding gold mining operation using the latest state-of-the-art equipment.”