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DavyMarkham secures £7.5 million Canadian mining contract

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

NOF Energy member, DavyMarkham, has been awarded a major contract worth £7.5 million to supply three specialist hoists to a new copper and zinc mine in Canada.
As part of the agreement, Sheffield-based DavyMarkham, will build and deliver Production, Service and Auxiliary Hoists measuring up to 16ft in diameter for the Hudson Bay Mining Inc (HBMI).
The 14ft diameter Service hoist, and 8ft diameter Auxiliary hoist will be delivered to the new Lalor Lake Mine on the Manitoba and Saskatchewan border before the end of the year. The larger Production hoist will be delivered in early 2011.
As well as the Lalor Lake project, DavyMarkham is currently working on a number of other high profile mining schemes in Canada including Westwood and Éléonore mines in Quebec.
DavyMarkham, which makes the large equipment used in the mining, quarrying, power generation, oil and gas, and nuclear sectors, was acquired by IVRCL subsidiary Hindustan Dorr Oliver (HDO) earlier this year.
Its plant is one of the world’s leading suppliers of mine hoists and associated equipment. Since 1869, more than 300 hoists of all types and sizes have been supplied to customers around the world, providing a complete range of mining hoists and equipment.
Kevin Parkin, Managing Director at DavyMarkham, said: “We have built DavyMarkham in to a recognised leader in the manufacture and delivery of mining hoists. The contract with one of our newest clients, HBMI will allow us to make greater strides in to the Canadian market. We have a strong reputation in both North America and Canada, which we will continue to grow on the back of this prestigious new contract.”
Joanne Leng, Director Business Development at NOF Energy, said: “DavyMarkham is recognised as one of the world leaders in the mining, quarrying and tunnelling sector. The £7.5 million contract is testament to the confidence the industry has not only in copper and zinc mining, but also the expertise that DavyMarkham is able to supply.”
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