CIMIC companies win $364m of QLD contracts

CIMIC has moved into 2019 with a strengthened order book of work in the Australian coal mining industry.

The contractor’s companies finished off last year by winning two significant mining services contracts in Queensland.

First, Pembroke Resources awarded Sedgman and CPB Contractors a $184 million coal processing contract at the Olive Downs greenfield coking coal project in Central Queensland.

CIMIC company UGL then secured a multi-year $180 million contract for maintenance and shutdown support services across BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) coal mines in the Bowen Basin.

The Olive Downs contract is for design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP).

Sedgman and CPB will work together to deliver the end-to-end solution. Work commenced immediately after the contract was awarded last month and is expected to be completed in 2020.

CIMIC chief executive officer Michael Wright commented: “The unique combination of Sedgman’s mineral processing experience and CPB Contractors’ construction expertise provides CIMIC Group clients with the certainty of a proven track record in developing coal mines and an integrated solution from design to commissioning.”

UGL, meanwhile, will deliver CHPP maintenance and scheduled plant outage maintenance services; and infrastructure maintenance services, including field equipment, remote fuel farms, sewerage and water treatment plants for BMA.

“This contract award signifies UGL’s position as a market leader in the delivery of maintenance and shutdown services and the strength of our capability in the Australian mining and services sectors,” Wright said.

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