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Boart Longyear Western Australian Crew Celebrates 6 Years LTI-Free At Western Areas Forrestania


Source: Boart Longyear Inc.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Boart Longyear ( recently celebrated six years with no lost time incidents (LTI) at the Western Areas Forrestania nickel mine project in Western Australia.

Boart Longyear drilling services crews provide greenfield, brownfield and resource drilling, including directional drilling, at the prosperous nickel mine. To celebrate the important milestone, Western Areas sponsored a barbeque attended by General Manager of Exploration Charles Wilkinson and Senior Project Geologist Andrew Van Bentum.

“Western Areas is pleased to be able to mark this significant achievement of six years of LTI- free performance by the Boart Longyear drilling team at our Forrestania operation,” Wilkinson said. “The Forrestania Nickel Operations forms a major basis of our company’s activities, including the exploration activities of which Boart Longyear drilling services crews are a part. The milestone is a testament to the commitment to safety of both organisations, as well as our long-lived, close working partnership.”

Wilkinson added, “In an industry where activities are often undertaken in challenging conditions, the long period of incident free status is a significant accomplishment. We look forward to being able to commemorate further achievements of this nature in the future.”

Western Areas Ltd

Western Areas is Australia’s class leading nickel producer, with high grade nickel production assets in Australia and base metals development projects across Australia, Canada and Finland. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Western Areas is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker symbol “WSA”.

Production is built around two of the highest grade underground nickel mines in the world, Flying Fox and Spotted Quoll, both within Western Area’s Forrestania project area in Western Australia. The high grade nature of these two mines, coupled with a consistent track record of meeting production targets, produce significant operating margins.

About Boart Longyear

Approaching its 125th year anniversary in 2015, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment, and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies globally. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine de-watering, oil sands exploration, and production drilling.

The Global Drilling Services division operates in over 40 countries for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, and aftermarket parts and services to customers in over 100 countries.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia. More information about Boart Longyear can be found at To get Boart Longyear news direct, visit

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