ASX-listed Panoramic Resources has successfully transitioned all underground mining activities at its Savannah nickel mine in Western Australia to the stewardship of underground contractor Barminco.
Barminco has rapidly mobilised its key personnel and initial equipment to site, with the underground transition and full operation handover occurring ahead of schedule on March 1.
Further, the new underground fleet is expected to arrive at the mine over the coming weeks.
The supply of newer fleet is expected to deliver enhanced equipment reliability, which should considerably increase operational efficiencies and drive production volumes towards targeted levels.
The near A$200-million underground mining contract was announced last month and has a three-year term.