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May 052012
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Barminco is an international leader in hard rock underground mining. Barminco has its head office in Perth and also an office in Cairo which supports its underground mining contract at the Centamin owned Sukari Gold Mine in Egypt. In addition, Barminco has Diamond Drilling contracts with AngloGold Ashanti in South Africa.

Through its joint venture African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) offices are also established in Ghana and Mali (West Africa) and holds five active projects in the region. The joint venture currently employees close to 1000 staff in West Africa, including approximately 800 local workers.

Barminco and AUMS are committed to world best standards and productivities by utilising modern equipment and implementing the building blocks of African employee development by imparting expertise and experience to the communities in which we work.

In establishing business in Africa Barminco has committed to the transfer of its knowledge and application of proven mining processes across cultural and language barriers to up-skill the local workforce and create a long-term service solution in the region.

Barminco has altered its training programs to make them amenable to the level of local resources and has included aspects such as driving instruction and common hand tool operating techniques as well as providing training in more advanced underground mining techniques.

Barminco is an international leader in safety and our Group Safety Management System is used across all geographical areas.

Barminco has proven the benefits of safe, modern, mechanised mining methods to gold producers in Africa and is proud of its contribution to the growth and development of their workforce in the region.