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December 2020

Woodlark Island Gold Project

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70km long and 20km wide, Woodlark Island is located in the Solomon Sea in the Milne Bay Province of PNG. Home to the Woodlark Island Gold Mine, it is the site of the Woodlark Island Gold Project secured by Madsen Giersing.

The team at Madsen Giersing will be bringing our technical skill and proven marine capability to the project as we undertake design work for the development of wharf facilities to support the mining operation. Expected to be located to the west of the processing plant and connected by new road infrastructure, the wharf will be critical to the success of the project providing easy and safe access to the facility.

Operated by Geopacific Resources, the mine is expected to produce 980,182oz of gold over its mine life of 13 years.

CEO, Lasse Madsen, welcomed a new opportunity to support the resources sector in PNG “We are delighted to be working on another resources project in Papua New Guinea and helping to support the economic development of the region. Across our 30 years of operation, we have been involved in several critical marine projects, which have aided the sector’s growth and look forward to bringing our capabilities to this project.”

The team is currently involved in the development stages of the project and we will provide project updates as works progress.

 

Connecting Beach Communities in Far North Queensland

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Madsen Giersing is delighted to have been engaged by Davbridge Constructions on their development of the Barr Creek Bridge in Cairns. The $6m Barr Creek Bridge will connect Machans Beach and Holloways Beach as part of the Cairns Regional Council’s Northern Beaches Leisure Trail; a staged approach to connecting Palm Cove with Cairns City via a continuous walking and cycling link.

Madsen Giersing will be providing temporary works to support the construction of the 150 metres long and 3.5 metres wide bridge accessed via and have a 20m ramp on the Holloways Beach side and a 10m ramp on the Machans Beach side.

Lasse Madsen welcomed the opportunity to work on the project, “We are delighted to be working with Davbridge to create a vital piece of active transport infrastructure in Far North Queensland. Our team look forward to bringing our marine, and temporary works experience to the project to ensure a great result for our client, stakeholders and the local community,” said Lasse.

PNG Wharf Project Upgrade Secured

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Madsen Giersing is delighted to have been appointed to undertake a feasibility study for an upgrade to the wharf facilities for St Barbara’s Simberi Gold Company’s operations at Pigiput in Papua New Guinea.

Located on Simberi Island in the Taba Island’s Group the project represents an important milestone for Madsen Giersing who have won another project in PNG, but their first in collaboration with Simberi Gold Company.

CEO, Lasse Madsen, was pleased to secure the project “We are delighted to have secured our first project with Simberi Mining Company, a project which will see a feasibility study undertaken to improve and enhance the facility’s wharf. The end result will see significant improvements to access and safety, boosting the facility’s operations.”

“At present, a 110t crawler crane is used to unload the containers on the 20m wharf, which can accommodate ships of up to 6.5m draft, our scope is to look at across the board improvements to the facility.”

“We are also pleased to be working again in PNG; it is a country in which we have a proud history of collaboration, and we can’t wait to get started on our latest project.”