Downer EDI has announced its mining division has secured new contracts and work under management with major international clients totalling over $500 million.
These include a five-year contract with Ensham Resources to provide blasting services to its western Bowen Basin open-cut coal operation, including the supply, delivery and placement of explosives, and shot-firing.
Downer EDI Managing Director and CEO, Geoff Knox, said the contract with Ensham further strengthened the company’s presence in Central Queensland, where the mining division is now operating at 11 sites, providing blasting services to eight of these.
Ensham is one of Queensland’s largest and fastest-growing thermal coal producers, producing around 8 Mtpa of high-energy, low-ash thermal coal for the international market.
“The Ensham project comes on the back of an $88 million, two-year pre-strip contract with BMA Norwich Park, also in Central Queensland,” he said.
In New Zealand, Downer’s Mining division has signed a five-year alliance agreement with Solid Energy New Zealand to operate its Stockton open cut mine in Buller, with work commencing in October.
The 50/50 alliance will manage mine planning, mining, coal-processing activities through to the delivery of coal on train and mine rehabilitation.
There will be over 600 employees engaged on the site with Downer EDI receiving a management fee for its services.
The recent wins take Downer EDI’s work-in-hand to more than $16 billion.