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Easternwell wins a new contract with BHP Billiton at Olympic Dam

Gorey & Cole Drillers has been awarded a new contract by BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Corporation Pty Ltd for the provision of surface drilling services for the Backfill Department at Olympic Dam valued at approximately $16 million over three years with two, one-year options to extend. Gorey & Cole Drillers is part of Easternwell who is a subsidiary of ASX listed Transfield Services.

The contract requires works which are essential to the successful operation of the drilling process to support the backfill operations.

Gorey & Cole Drillers has been performing the drilling operations for the Backfill Department at Olympic Dam for more than 10 years. In addition, the Gorey & Cole team marked a seven year milestone of Recordable Injury Free in August 2014.

“This significant achievement was made possible thanks to the long-term collaboration between Gorey & Cole, BHP Billiton Olympic Dam and our team’s continuous commitment toward a positive safety culture to achieve the shared goal of zero harm,” said Sheldon Burt, Easternwell’s General Manager for Minerals/Tim Phelan, Executive General Manager for Easternwell.

Gorey & Cole Drillers has been drilling in South Australia and the Northern Territory since 1946, and has been engaged by the mining sector since 1990.

Easternwell specialises in providing industry leading drilling, well servicing and remote mobile camp management services. The Company employs more than 1,100 people and manages more than 60 rigs and 35 remote mobile camps. Easternwell works with some of the biggest names in the industry including BHP, FMG, QGC, Arrow Energy, Santos and Chevron.

Transfield Services employs more than 19,000 people across 18 industries and 10 countries, providing operations, maintenance and construction services to the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, property and defence sectors. The Company delivers asset management services across all phases of the asset lifecycle, from concept and creation, to services that sustain, optimise and enhance asset performance.

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