Thiess wins $112m OZ Minerals contract at Prominent Hill

Prominent Hill. Image: OZ Minerals.

Thiess has strengthened a relationship with OZ Minerals through a $112 million contract to provide stockpile rehandle services at the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia.

The CIMIC-owned contractor will provide run of mine management, crusher feed and ore rehandling services over a five-year period at the mine near Coober Pedy.

Thiess, which will start works in August, first provided open pit mining services at the Prominent Hill operation in 2006.

Douglas Thompson, Thiess managing director, said the contractor had developed a strong working relationship with OZ Minerals at Prominent Hill.

“Since we first began work with the team 12 years ago, we’ve focused on understanding OZ Minerals’ priorities, and have continually challenged ourselves to provide flexible services, delivering operational excellence and long-term value to our client,” Thompson said.

Thiess will also continue its involvement with local community organisations with a particular focus on engaging and developing Indigenous businesses.

CIMIC Group chief executive officer Michael Wright added: “We’re proud to continue to work with OZ Minerals and the team at Prominent Hill where we’ve been working since 2006.”