Downer EDI has been awarded the contract to continue to provide mining services at the Commodore coal mine.
Starting in September and running for five years with an option to extend it for another five, the contract is valued at between $200 and $250 million.
Downer has been operating at the Commodore coal mine since 2000.
The contract includes operating and managing the mine and all associated activities such as mine planning and design, overburden removal, drill and blast, mining, and eventual rehabilitation.
In addition to this Downer also hold statutory responsibility for the mine, which supplies the coal for the Millmerran Power Station in south east Queensland.
Grant Fenn, Downer’s CEO, said “we are delighted to be continuing this 14 year partnership,” adding that “it is due to the strength of our relationship with Millmerran Power Partners that Commodore has become our flagship mining project in terms of environmental sustainability”.
“It has been one of the first open cut coal mines in the world to completely switch its total fuel use to biodiesel and has also pioneered a program to independently verify fugitive methane emissions,” Fenn said.