Higginsville paste plant commences operations

Higginsville Treatment Plant

Avoca Resources Ltd (ASX: AVO) today announced that practical completion was achieved for the Higginsville paste backfill project via the first placement of cemented paste backfill underground.  GR Engineering Services were awarded a design and construct contract by Avoca Mining Ltd (ASX: AVO) to supply the continuous production paste backfill plant for the Higginsville gold project in March 2009.  The mine is located approximately 50 km North of Norseman in the Eastern Goldfields region of WA.

The project team completed the works without a single medical treatment or lost time injury and achieved Practical Completion ahead of schedule and for less than the project budget cost.  This is an outstanding result and congratulations to Phil Pattinson, Bill Gosling, Mick Hahn and the entire design and construction team for their efforts.

To view the Avoca Resources company announcement.

To read more about the Higginsville Project, click here.