Macmahon Holdings has been awarded a new $200 million contract by Anglo American Australia for mining works at the Dawson metallurgical coal mine in Queensland.
The contract award will get Macmahon to deliver surface mining services at the Dawson South operations over a three-year period beginning July 2021.
“We are very pleased to be selected for the Dawson South operation by Anglo American, a leading global mining company. We look forward to working very closely with our new client to ensure a smooth transition period and continuity of safe operations. This new project further strengthens our growing east coast presence,” Macmahon Holdings CEO and Managing Director Michael Finnegan said.
The Dawson Mine is located in Central Queensland and it is considered as one of the oldest coal mining operations in the region – commencing operations in 1961.
The mine is comprised of three operating pits, namely North, Central and South. The Dawson Mine was the first Australian mine to export coal to Japan in 1961 as well as the first mine to introduce the use of draglines in operations in 1963.
The Dawson Mine is a joint venture development between Anglo American and Mitsui Holdings, and operated by Anglo American.