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Liebherr Australia has delivered an R 9300 mining excavator to MACA at the Karlawinda gold project.

MACA is a specialised mining and civil contracting company based in Western Australia, and is a subsidiary of Thiess.

The Karlawinda gold project is located in the Pilbara region of WA, 65 kilometres south-east of Newman, and is owned and operated by Capricorn Metals. It achieved a record annual gold production of 120,014 ounces for the 2023 financial year (FY23).

Liebherr’s R 9300 mining excavator was first commissioned at Karlawinda in late August, and it now joins three Liebherr R 9200 excavators already at the gold operation. This expands MACA’s Liebherr fleet to over twenty excavators.

“The R 9300 was chosen not only for its capacity to assist in meeting the production targets of its client, but also for the excavator’s fuel efficiency, its state-of-the-art technology such as Liebherr’s assistance systems, and its operational effectiveness,” Liebherr said.

“MACA has expressed its excitement in seeing what the new R 9300 is able to accomplish on site, based on the impressive performance of its existing fleet of Liebherr machines.”

Last week, Liebherr deployed a fleet of four T 264 to a mine site in WA to commence onsite system validation, and the R 9300 being delivered to the Karlawinda gold project continues Liebherr’s Australian streak.