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Ausdrill wins $800m contract in Botswana

Barminco has won a five-year underground mining services contract in Botswana, Ausdrill says. (AAP)

Ausdrill says its subsidiary Barminco has won a five-year underground mining services contract at a Botswana mine.

Ausdrill says its subsidiary has won a five-year underground mining services contract from Khoemacau Copper Mining at a Botswana mine worth about $800 million.

Ausdrill said its Barminco unit will start providing mining services in December this year at Khoemacau's Zone 5 mine in the Kalahari copper belt.

"Barminco's scope of services includes mine development, establishment of underground mine infrastructure, diamond drilling and mine production at an initial rate of 3.6 million tonnes per annum of copper ore with multiple expansion opportunities," Ausdrill said in a statement.

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