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Western Areas’ Cosmos Nickel Mine | Odysseus Shaft

Scope of Works:

Design of the permanent Western Areas Odysseus Shaft (also known as Cosmos) infrastructure, design, fabrication and supply of all temporary infrastructure and the provision of plant, resources, and services for the equipping of the Cosmos Shaft.

This Scope of Work includes the following:

  • Shaft Barrel support, excavation and fit-out, including structures and services
  • Chip Handling Level plug support
  • Mid-shaft plug support
  • Shaft plats construction
  • Cosmos Shaft Bottom and Loading Level slot excavation, construction and equipping
  • Permanent Headframe erection and major equipment installation which includes:
    • Rope Sheaves
    • Guide Rope anchoring and adjustment system
    • Jack Catches and related devices
    • Skip tipping frames and power pack
  • Rope installation, including winder ropes and guide ropes
  • System commissioning and assistance which includes:
    • Dry commissioning of facilities
    • Assistance during the materials handling system integration and wet commissioning


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Nick Maguire Manager Mechanised Mining and Raise Boring

Nick Maguire

Manager Mechanised Mining and Raise Boring

Since 1996, Nick’s career to date has predominantly involved underground metalliferous mining.
His experience gained during this time has been from the ground up, having spent years working underground at the ‘coal face’ through to statutory and senior management positions on site and at corporate head offices. This has given Nick an in depth knowledge of all aspects associated with underground mining.

Tracey Chan Finance Controller and Company Secretary

Tracey Chan

Finance Controller and Company Secretary

Tracey is a CPA qualified Accountant with 16 years’ experience working in various industries, including telecommunications, engineering and construction, professional services and the property sector. She started her career in Perth with Gascoine Group and VDM Engineering and Construction, before moving to London to work for City of London Telecom. Tracey joined RUC in 2014 and manages the day-to-day finance function, supporting internal and external business stakeholders, Project Managers and The Board of Directors.

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