Thiess has been awarded a $189 million contract extension to continue to operate the Jellinbah Plains pit at the Jellinbah East Mine near Blackwater in central Queensland.
The 30-month extension will result in Thiess, a CIMIC Group business, continuing to deliver mining services at the mine until September 2020.
CIMIC Group chief executive officer Adolfo Valderas said the extension reflected the successful relationship between Thiess and the Jellinbah Group, which stretched back to the establishment of Lake Vermont coal mine in 2007.
Thiess managing director Douglas Thompson said the group would continue its focus on producing innovative mining techniques that drive cost efficiencies.
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing involvement with the Blackwater community, where we launched our Sisters in Mining program, and support a series of community initiatives,” he said.