MILESTONE OAK DAM CONTRACT LAUNCHED
Kokatha Mining Services (KMS) is proud to announce it has launched the first Traditional Owner contract with BHP at Oak Dam.
The Oak Dam Potable Water Transportation Services contract officially began this week (Monday 24 October), with the first delivery of water made yesterday.
Under the contract, potable water will be collected from Woomera and carted to the newly developed Oak Dam accommodation village.
Initially 15,000 litres will be transported daily, increasing to 40,000 litres per day by January 2024.
Sam Hewitt, Manager Oak Dam, said BHP was delighted and proud to be partnering with Kokatha Mining Services for this critical contribution to BHP’s exploration operations.
‘We view this first contract as a stepping stone for cultivating shared value as BHP’s investment in the Oak Dam copper deposit advances,’ he said.
Kokatha Enterprise Chair Aaron Thomas extended his compliments to everyone involved in launching this milestone project.
‘Few can appreciate just how many people and teams are involved from both the side of our community and that of BHP to formulate not just this contract, but what the terms of engagement are going to be for every other opportunity where Kokatha Enterprise may contract services to BHP as the Oak Dam project comes online,’ he said. ‘I’m excited to see what the future holds for our relationship with BHP moving forward, but even prouder that it involves the men and women of our community.’
Pictured L to R: Oak Dam Infrastructure Supervisor Barry Dadleh, Kokatha Project Manager Tjiangu Thomas, Operator Darryl Warren and KMS Manager Mick Davis with the potable water tanker.