Anglo American has awarded Thiess a $190 million mining services contract extension at their Dawson coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
The contract extension is for 36 months and will see Thiess continue to deliver coal mining, overburden removal, and run-of-mine rehandling services.
Thiess is CIMIC Group’s mining services division. CIMIC chief executive officer Michael Wright has spoken about how this major contract extension will continue to develop CIMIC’s relationship with Anglo American, stating, “We’ve been working with Anglo at Dawson for eight years, and I’m pleased the relationship continues to prosper.”
Thiess managing director Douglas Thompson added, “This extension recognises our team’s ability to deliver project excellence within a cost-competitive culture.”
Thiess’ history at the Dawson mine is a long one having first been part of the original joint venture of Theiss Peabody Mitsui Coal which was established in 1962 to own and operate what was then known as the Moura mine.
In 2008, a joint venture between Thiess and Sedgman designed, built and commissioned Dawson mine’s coal handling preparation plant.