Sedgman picks up $100m contracts
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.