Leighton Asia has won a seven year, $420 million contract for mining in Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan.
The coal mining contract will see Leighton mine around two million tonnes of thermal and coking coal annually via traditional drill, blast, truck, and shovel methods at PT Marunda Grahamineral’s operations.
Leighton says the contract is significant as it represents a strategic move into coking coal mining in the region.
It will operate through it subsidiary PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia.
PT Leighton is currently working at two coal and two gold mines in the country.
While the contractor and PT Marunda Grahamineral are finalising the contract, Leighton has already begun mobilising to the site.
Leighton will be responsible for project management, mine planning, surveying, supervision, site security, materials, heavy equipment, equipment maintenance, labour, transportation, medical services, consumables, and site infrastructure.