Ausenco win Isaac Plains coal plant contract

Ausenco has won a $25 million contract to provide services to the CHPP at the Isaac Plains Coal Mine until June 2012.

The contractor has been working at the coal handling and preparation plant for the past three years, providing operational and maintenance services.

Zimi Meka, Ausenco CEO, said the 18 month contract renewal is a reflection of how the contractor has operated.

“The CHPP has been lost time injury free since Ausenco took over in 2007, in addition, through various continuous improvement initiatives, the plant regularly exceeds capacity.

The CHPP processes approximately 3.6 million tonnes of raw coal per annum.

The mine itself is a 50/50 joint venture between IP Coal (which is owned by Aquila Resources) and Vale Australia.

Vale recently saw a major shake up, with current CEO Roger Agnelli ousted from his position by the miner’s major shareholders.

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