They are Anitua Drilling Services, to provide mine drilling and Noram to deliver stevedoring services for the Lihir operation.
Benchmarked against Lihir Gold Limited’s operating excellence programme EDGE, which encouraged best practice in contracts management and commercial transactions, the two companies came out winners, with ADS overcoming the open market competition to win the award.
Noram was assured internally for its success.
General manager Craig Jetson said the two companies had to meet key performance indicators including benchmarked rates, workable contractor management frameworks and accreditation requirements.
At a LGL-sponsored luncheon held to celebrate the achievement, Jetson attributed Noram’s success to the commitment and dedication of its port services employees at one of PNG’s best international ports.
“The Noram contract award is a recognition of the dedication and commitment of employees to deliver world-class stevedoring services at Lihir,” Jetson said.