Thiess has commenced a three year contract to operate QCoal’s Northern Hub mines including Drake and Sonoma near Collinsville.
The three-year $250m contract starts today (January 1) and includes an option for an additional one-year contract extension.
Thiess had an association with the QCoal Group going back to 2007 said Managing Director Michael Wright.
“We are also pleased to continue our association with the Collinsville community with this contract award securing employment for our locally‐based, long‐term people.”
Thiess had a long history in the Collinsville area having also operated the nearby Collinsville Coal Mine from 1996 to 2013, Mr Wright said.