CIMIC Group’s global mining contractor, Thiess, has been awarded a contract with revenue of approximately $115 million to continue operating the Southern pits of the Dawson Coal Mine in Central Queensland, from 1 January 2016.
The new agreement with mine owner Anglo American builds on a long standing involvement at the mine.
CIMIC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Marcelino Fernández Verdes, said: “The contract recognises Thiess’ ability to continue to deliver sustainable mining solutions and meet client commitments.”
Thiess Managing Director Michael Wright said: “We have a long history in the Bowen Basin, built through striving to understand and add value to our clients’ businesses. In the Dawson South operations, we leverage the knowledge and experience of a long-serving team focused on delivering operational efficiencies.”
Thiess has a long history at the Dawson Mine, having been part of the original joint venture in 1962 to establish and operate the mine, in partnership with Peabody and Mitsui, and , since 2005, performing mining operations.
Under the new contract, Thiess will provide mining services including the removal of overburden and coal mining.