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Ukhaa Khudag coal mine awarded contract extension

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Thiess has been given a four year contract extension by Energy Resources LLC at Ukhaa Khudag (UHG) coal mine.

Located in southern Mongolia, the contract extension follows the current eight year agreement signed in 2008 and results in Thiess continuing mine operations and maintenance delivery until 2022. It is expected to deliver up to US$1 billion of revenue during the next seven years.

CIMIC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marcelino Fernández Verdes said the contract reinforces the positive working relationship between CIMIC’s global mining contractor Thiess and Energy Resources over many years.

“It demonstrates Thiess’ ability to deliver world class mining solutions to our clients across our global platform, irrespective of location,” Verdes said.

Thiess Managing Director Michael Wright said the extension at the UHG coal mine is a testament to Thiess’ strong performance at the mine since it started in 2008.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Energy Resources LLC and to continue our focus on delivering cost efficiencies and innovation at the UHG mine. It is the quality of our people, and their commitment to safety and operational efficiencies that drive value for our client Energy Resources,” Wright said.

Thiess is responsible for mining services at the UHG coal mine, including fleet operation and maintenance for overburden stripping, coal mining and blast drilling under an alliance structure, with involvement also in mine planning and health, safety and environmental management.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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