Sedg­man picks up $100m con­tracts

The Australian Mining Review - - NEWS: THE CONTRACTORS - EL­IZ­A­BETH FABRI

CIMIC Group sub­sidiary Sedg­man has se­cured new con­tracts with Mach En­ergy and QCoal to op­er­ate and main­tain their re­spec­tive Mount Pleas­ant and By­er­wen coal hand­ing and prepa­ra­tion plants (CHPP).

The two con­tracts in­cluded a three-year $75 mil­lion work pro­gram at Mount Pleas­ant in NSW, and $25 mil­lion one-year con­tract at By­er­wen in QLD.

CIMIC Group chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Wright said the con­tracts had a com­bined value of $100 mil­lion and high­lighted the com­pany’s strength in end-to-end min­eral pro­cess­ing so­lu­tions.

“Sedg­man has a strong track record of re­li­ably op­er­at­ing and main­tain­ing CHPPs,” he said.

Sedg­man manag­ing direc­tor Grant Fraser said the com­pany had worked with QCoal since 2007, and had been closely in­volved through­out all stages of the By­er­wen project.

In Fe­bru­ary this year, Sedg­man was awarded $98 mil­lion worth of con­tracts at By­er­wen to un­der­take two en­gi­neer­ing, pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion con­tracts to de­liver a stock­pil­ing and train load-out fa­cil­ity and coal han­dling and pro­cess­ing plant.

Mr Fraser said the com­pany was now “pleased to be com­plet­ing the cy­cle by op­er­at­ing the plant,” with com­mis­sion­ing now un­der­way.

He added the Mount Pleas­ant site will be­gin op­er­at­ing at the end of 2018.

“At Mount Pleas­ant we are build­ing on CIMIC Group’s long es­tab­lished part­ner­ship with Mach En­ergy and draw­ing on our re­la­tion­ship with Thiess, also a mem­ber of CIMIC Group, to de­liver a seam­less ser­vice that will max­imise the value from the site,” Mr Fraser said.

The Hunter Val­ley mine was in the fi­nal stages of con­struc­tion, with first coal sales from the 600 mil­lion tonne re­source ex­pected in the com­ing months.


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