Thiess wins BMA Caval Ridge contracts

Thiess has been awarded two new contracts for BMA's Caval Ridge coal mine in the Bowen Basin.

The contracts, valued at around $220 million, are for the construction of a coal handling and preparation plant and rail loop, which are approximately $125 million and $95 million in value respectively.

It follows the award earlier this year of a $180 million contract for Thiess at Caval Ridge which sees its provide earthworks at the site, including the construction of haul roads, the early works for a coal stockpile and conveyor area, and drainage infrastructure and creek diversions.

Bruce Munro, Thiess' managing director, explained that "we're already delivering major site preparation and drainage workers at Caval Ridge; the addition of the CHPP and rail facilities further showcase our offering".

The CHPP contract will be carried out by Thiess's specialist industrial projects team.

The rail contract includes engineering design and the project will comprise of earthworks and excavation ahead of track lagging and installation of signaling, overhead power, and communication systems.

While Thiess will construct the CHPP, Monadelophous will provide its structural, mechanical, piping, and electrical works.

It was awarded the $100 million contract by BMA earlier this month.

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