Huddy’s Mining Services wins Baralaba Coal contract

Industrea subsidiary Huddy’s Mining Services was yesterday awarded a $30 million per annum contract by Cockatoo Coal to provide services at the Baralaba Coal Mine.

Industrea subsidiary Huddy’s Mining Services was yesterday awarded a $30 million per annum contract by Cockatoo Coal to provide services at the Baralaba Coal Mine.

The contract includes the provision of a senior site executive, equipment, operators, maintenance, support as well as drilling and blasting services.

The agreement period lasts for 18 months with the option of an 18 month extension.

The Baralaba Coal Mine produces 300,000 tonnes of pulverised coal injection and thermal coal every year.

The mine is located around 50 km north of Moura, Queensland and exports from Gladstone.

Industrea chief executive Robin Levison said the contract win demonstrated the success of Huddy’s diversification into new markets outside its strong base in Mount Isa.

“Huddy’s has long been recognised as the leading supplier of diverse mining and earthmoving activities in the Mt Isa region,” he said.

“Cockatoo Coal is an expanding producer in the Bowen Basin and we are excited by the prospect of further growth in its operations.”

According to Cockatoo Coal managing director Mark Lochtenberg, “We plan to boost production at Baralaba to a target of 60,000 tonnes per month during the next 24 to 36 months.”

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