Action Drill & Blast has won a $25 million contract over three years to provide drilling and blasting services direct to the Middlemount coal mine, in the Bowen Basin.
The NRW Holdings subsidiary has been associated with the Middlemount project since the mine opened and the new contract extends its services, excluding the supply of explosives which will now be provided by the miner.
“We are pleased that Action Drill & Blast has been able to secure this extension with Middlemount Coal, building on a successful relationship that has been in place since 2011,” NRW chief executive officer Jules Pemberton said.
“The contract ensures continuity of work for all ADB staff and drilling assets currently deployed on site.”
The Middlemount open-cut mine is a joint venture operation of Peabody Energy Australia and Yancoal located about 90km north-east of Emerald and 7km west of Middlemount.