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.
Mount Arthur Coal mine.