Jellinbah Group has awarded mining services provider Thiess a $2.5 billion contract extension at its Lake Vermont coal mine, 30km north-east of Dysart.
The five-year contract continues Thiess’ full-service mining operations including mine planning, coal mining, topsoil and overburden removal, drill and blast, water management and rehabilitation of final landforms.
This includes providing all mobile plant and equipment, being statutory operator for the project, and operating and maintaining the client’s Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP).
Thiess (a CIMIC Group company) will also provide a range of autonomous services at the mine, including the implementation of autonomous drilling and semi-autonomous dozer push.
“We’ve developed a strong working relationship with Jellinbah Group since commencing work at Lake Vermont in 2007,” Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said.
“We’re excited to bring fresh thinking and new solutions to support the mine’s continued, sustainable evolution over the next five years.”
The contract extension will commence from 1 January 2022.
CIMIC Group’s mineral processing company, Sedgman also provides CHPP operations support at the Lake Vermont mine.