Glencore adds Queensland coal mines to Mitchell Services drilling contract

Glencore has awarded Mitchell Services with a three-year contract to provide drill services across its Queensland coal operations.

The new agreement follows Glencore awarding Mitchell an exploration drilling contract at its Clermont operation in Queensland in June last year.

Adding to that contract, Mitchell will now also provide exploration services at Glencore’s Collinsville and Newlands coal mines, as well as the Clermont mine.

The contract, which includes a two-year extension option, is material in size based on the anticipated revenue.

Mitchell chief executive officer Andrew Elf said the company’s operational team had delivered an outstanding service to the Clermont mine during the past eight months.

“I am extremely pleased that this operational excellence and strong working relationship with Glencore Coal Assets Australia have translated into an expansion to Collinsville and Newlands where we will utilise existing equipment over an extended period,” Elf said.

Mitchell will use existing surface drill rigs in its fleet to carry out the exploration drilling at these three mine sites, it added.

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