Downer wins massive coal contract

Downer EDI has won a long term contract with Stanwell Corporation for its Meandu coal mine.

The rolling contract will run for five and a half years, beginning January next year, and is worth approximately $600 to $800 million.

According to Downer it will provide a total mine service to the company, including mine management, planning, drilling, overburden removal (as well as dragline and truck/shovel operations), mining, processing, and then eventual rehabilitation and maintenance.

Stanwell's subsidiary TEC Coal will provide the majority of the plant equipment for the South Queensland mine.

Downer recently won contracts at BHP's iron ore mines in WA.

It was awarded new electrical and instrumentation contracts for BHP's iron ore projects.

Dubbed the Newman HV Power System Augmentation project, it is part of the broader Jimblebar project and will increase iron ore production in Western Australia.

Worth more than $70 million, the contracts will see Downer responsible for both the greenfields and brownfields transmission line and substation works.

According to Downer its scope of works include the supply and installation of electrical power and control components for two new substations; modifications on existing substations and transmission lines and the upgrade of network control systems; and the installation of a new 132KV transmission line between the Newman and Jimblebar iron ore mines.

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