Thiess has won a $180 million contract with BMA for earthworks at the Caval Ridge mine.
BMA’s proposed open cut mine will produce around 5.5 million tonnes of coal per annum, and process and extra 2.5 million tonnes from BMA’s nearby Peak Downs mine.
The contract includes the construction of haul roads, the early works for a coal stockpile and conveyor area, and drainage infrastructure and creek diversions.
The contract beings this month.
Caval Ridge is adjacent to BMA’s existing peak downs mine and has seen strong opposition from the local community regarding its position as a 100% fly in fly out mining operation and the construction of a workcamp outside of Moranbah.