MACH Energy has notified Thiess of its intention to enter into exclusive negotiations to finalise the terms with the view to execute a mining services contract for the Mount Pleasant Operation in New South Wales, Australia.
Under the contract, Thiess will continue to provide full scope mining services including drill and blast, load and haul, mining and run of mine re-handling services, equipment maintenance and progressive rehabilitation.
Subject to contract finalisation, from April 2022, revenue to Thiess is expected to be approximately AUS$925 million over 4.5 years.
Thiess began operating at Mount Pleasant in 2017 as a greenfield mine, applying industry best practice mining development and operations with uncompromising environmental and safety standards. This includes delivering the operation’s first rehabilitation two months before first coal was mined, demonstrating a true commitment to sustainable practices and to the community more broadly.
Thiess’ Executive General Manager for Australia, Shaun Newberry, said: “We are pleased to continue building on our strong relationship with MACH Energy and on positively contributing to the local economy. We look forward to enabling the long-term success of the Mount Pleasant Operation and its surrounding communities.”
Subject to execution, Thiess will continue to draw on local businesses for the provision of goods and services to support the mine and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse, local workforce.
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