The Con­trac­tors

The Australian Mining Review - - CONTENTS - EL­IZ­A­BETH FABRI QLD, NSW

CIMIC Group sub­sidiary Thiess has se­cured $375 mil­lion in con­tract ex­ten­sions at An­glo Amer­i­can’s Daw­son South coal mine in QLD and BHP’s Mount Arthur Coal mine in the Hunter Val­ley.

On 15 March, Thiess an­nounced it had en­tered a three-year $190 mil­lion con­tract to con­tinue coal min­ing, over­bur­den re­moval and run of mine re­han­dling ser­vices at Daw­sons South.

Thiess’ his­tory at the mine dates back to 1962, when it was part of the orig­i­nal joint ven­ture of Thiess Pe­abody Mit­sui Coal at the then Moura Mine.

The pre­vi­ous con­tract, start­ing Jan­uary 2016, ran for two years and was worth an es­ti­mated $115m.

CIMIC Group chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Wright said the con­tract ex­ten­sion built on its long-stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with An­glo Amer­i­can.

“We’ve been work­ing with An­glo at Daw­son for eight years, and I’m pleased the re­la­tion­ship con­tin­ues to pros­per,” Mr Wright said.

In late March, Thiess also en­tered a $185 mil­lion con­tract to pro­vide ad­di­tional min­ing ser­vices at the Mount Arthur coal project for 15 months.

Thiess had pro­vided load and haul ser­vices to Mount Arthur since De­cem­ber 2016.

The new con­tract ex­tends the scope of its ex­ist­ing op­er­a­tions and in­cludes min­ing over­bur­den and coal at the south­ern end of the op­er­a­tion.

Thiess man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Dou­glas Thomp­son said the com­pany had a long his­tory in the Hunter Val­ley dat­ing back to the 1940s, and cur­rently pro­vided min­ing ser­vices at three mines.

“We look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to sup­port BHP, while creat­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal jobs and lo­cal sup­pli­ers,” Mr Dou­glas said.

Im­age: BHP.

Mount Arthur Coal mine.

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