CIMIC Group’s global mining contractor, Thiess, has been awarded a AUS$115 million contract to continue operating the southern pits of the Dawson coal mine in Central Queensland, as of 1 January 2016.
The new two-year agreement with mine owner Anglo American builds on a long standing involvement at the mine.
Thiess was part of the original joint venture at the Dawson mine in 1962 and has been involved in establishing and operating the mine in partnership with Peabody and Mitsui and, since 2005, performing mining operations.
CIMIC Executive Chairman and CEO, Marcelino Fernández Verdes, commented: “The contract recognises Thiess’ ability to continue to deliver sustainable mining solutions and meet client commitments.”
Michael Wright, Thiess Managing Director, welcomed the announcement: “We have a long history in the Bowen Basin, built through striving to understand and add value to our clients’ businesses. In the Dawson South operations, we leverage the knowledge and experience of a long-serving team focused on delivering operational efficiencies.”
Under the new contract, Thiess will provide mining services including the removal of overburden and coal mining.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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