Oil and gas company Total has been awarded a three-year lubricant contract with mining services company, Thiess.
Over the next few years, Total will supply more than 100 million litres of lubricants to Thiess operations in five countries, including Australia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Chile and Canada.
Total’s general manager for global industry Dirk de Bruyn said the French company was selected as the preferred supplier due to its ability to supply products and services that met the requirements across all sites.
“It was our experience in transitioning complex sites that was the deciding factor,” de Bruyn said.
“In addition Total was also able to offer supply terms and conditions that are consistent across all five countries. This coupled with a robust contract management system will allow both parties to focus improving operational performance.”
Total marketing and services Asia Pacific and Middle East, Stephane Lagrue, said the contract marked a great start for the company to be working with the world’s largest mining services provider.
“This helps to foster a new partnership between Thiess and Total, as well as reinforcing Total’s presence in the global mining industry, especially in Asia,” Lagrue said.
“With this contract, Total Australia is committed to strengthen its supply chain by investing in three additional bulk storage sites to accompany its growth ambition on the Australian mining market.”