Sedgman secures $155m contract extension at Byerwen coal mine

The Byerwen site.

CIMIC Group company Sedgman has been awarded a $155 million minerals processing contract at QCoal’s Byerwen coal mine in Central Queensland.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract will deliver an expansion on the first phase of the project, which Sedgman was awarded in February 2018.

It includes the duplication of the existing coal handling and processing plant (CHPP).

Sedgman has started early work on the latest contract and expects to complete the project in early 2020.

CIMIC chief executive officer Michael Wright said the contracting group’s relationship with QCoal extends back to 2007, providing EPC services through Sedgman and mining services through Thiess.

“This latest contract demonstrates Sedgman’s ability to deliver positive and consistent outcomes for QCoal, and is a testament to the Sedgman team’s focus on delivering enduring value for our clients,” Wright said.

The Byerwen site is 20 kilometres west of Glenden in the Bowen Basin. It is being developed to produce 10 million tonnes of coking coal a year.

Sedgman managing director Grant Fraser added that the minerals processing specialist looked forward “to assisting with the expansion of the Byerwen mine in a timeframe that optimises QCoal’s benefit.”

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