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Thiess and Sedgman win CHPP contract

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World Coal,

Thiess is to design and build an additional processing module at Lake Vermont coal mine’s coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), generating revenue of AUS$30 million.

Engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the module will be undertaken by Thiess’ sister company, Sedgman, and is expected to be completed in late 2017. Thiess will then continue to operate and maintain the facility for the balance of the current term.

Thiess and Sedgman are subsidiaries of CIMIC Group, formerly Leighton Contractors. The companies delivered the original CHPP to Lake Vermont in 2007 and expanded the facility in 2012. Thiess has operated the mine since 2008. The Bowen Basin mine is owned by Jellinbah Group.

“The Lake Vermont expansion demonstrates the value of CIMIC Group’s capability, drawing together the best of Theiss and Sedgman’s expertise to deliver value for our clients,” said CIMIC Executive Chairman and CEO, Marcelino Fernández Verdes.

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