Thiess wins new mining contract, extensions

Thiess has won two contracts for work in Australia and Indonesia

The group was recently awarded a 14 month contract award for underground mining at BHP’s Nickel West’s Leinster 1A orebody.

The Leinster contract is for underground development and sub-level open stoping, and is focused 900 metres underground.

It builds upon contracting Thiess is carrying out at the adjacent Rocky’s Reward open cut mine.

“The Leinster 1A underground nickel mine contract cements our footprint in the goldfield region of Western Australia, further demonstrating our underground mining capability,” Thiess managing director Michael Wright said.

It has also win a three year contract extension for its work at the Melak coal mine, in Indonesia.

The contract, worth $180 million, sees the miner continue operations at the East Kalimantan site until December 2019.

“The Melak contract extension is a testament to our performance at the mine since 2008; we are pleased to extend our partnership with the Bayan Group,” Wright added.

Marcelino Fernandez Verdes, the Executive chairman of CIMIC – the group which owns Thiess – welcomed the wins.

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