Anglo American has awarded Thiess a $190 million contract extension to continue providing mining services at the Dawson South metallurgical coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
The 36-month extension will see Thiess, CIMIC Group’s mining services division, continue to deliver coal mining, overburden removal and run-of-mine rehandling services.
CIMIC chief executive officer Michael Wright said the contract extension would build on the company’s long-standing relationship with Anglo and reflected the team’s ability to create value for clients globally.
“We’ve been working with Anglo at Dawson for eight years, and I’m pleased the relationship continues to prosper,” Wright said.
Thiess has a long history at the Dawson mine, being part of the original joint venture of Thiess Peabody Mitsui Coal, established in 1962 to own and operate what was then known as the Moura mine.
More recently, a joint venture of Thiess and fellow CIMIC company, Sedgman, designed, built and commissioned the coal handling preparation plant at Dawson in 2008.
Thiess managing director Douglas Thompson added: “This extension recognises our team’s ability to deliver project excellence within a cost-competitive culture.”