Thiess has won a $160 million contract extension to continue to provide mining services at the Curragh mine in central Queensland under new owners Coronado Coal.
Thiess managing director Douglas Thompson said the company had operated at Curragh for more than 14 years.
“Over that time, we’ve developed a deep understanding of the site and its operations and built a strong working relationship with the Curragh team. We look forward to continuing this excellent record of delivery for Coronado Coal.” he said.
Under the contract extension, Thiess will mine about 45 million BCMs (bank cubic metres) of waste and coal at Curragh’s North Pit, located 30km north of Blackwater, until June 2019.
In addition, Thiess will continue delivery of its existing scope of works under its current $1.1 billion contract until 2021.This includes waste and coal mining truck excavation works, run-of-mine rehandling services, maintenance of a client owned shovel and heavy medium earthmoving equipment.