Leighton lands contract extension

Leighton Contractors has landed a $160 million contract extension in central Queensland.

Leighton Contractors has landed a $160 million contract extension at Macarthur Coal’s Moorvale project in central Queensland.

Leighton will complete the majority of surface mining at the project, which is located 156km south-west of Mackay in the Bowen Basin.

The company will also commission, manage and operate Macarthur Coal’s new mining fleet.

Leighton general manager Steven Keyser said the four-year contract extension will add value to the operation and allow production to continue at current rates.

Moorvale contains an estimated 40Mt of low-volatile pulverised coal, which is expected to be fully recovered by 2016.

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