Construction Begins at Warrawoona Project

Calidus Resources Ltd. started construction ahead of schedule at its Warrawoona gold project in Western Australia’s Pilbara. This construction activity will provide the base infrastructure, including an access road, accommodation village, communications and water supply in preparation for main project construction activities to commence in the first quarter of 2021. The company has also issued preferred tenderer status to the mining and process plant EPC contractors to allow finalization of major contracts as part of the ongoing feasibility study, which should be completed this month.

The open-pit preferred tenderer is Macmahon and the EPC process plant preferred tenderer is GR Engineering. “Both of these companies have exceptional track records in the gold mining industry,” Calidus Managing Director Dave Reeves said. The initial construction activities include a 7-kilometer (km)-long access road to a 240-room village and process plant, the installation of communications by Telstra and drilling dewatering wells. Awarding the preferred contractors also allows Calidus to facilitate Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and place orders for the long lead items, the company said.

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