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Thiess secures $185m Mt Arthur coal contract
Thiess has secured a A$185 million contract from BHP to provide additional mining services at the Mount Arthur Coal operation in the Hunter Valley, Australia.
Thiess has been providing load and haul services at Mt Arthur Coal since December 2016. This new 15-month contract extends the scope of Thiess’ existing operations and includes mining overburden and coal at the southern end of the Mt Arthur Coal operation.
CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “We’re pleased to continue our work at Mt Arthur Coal. This contract demonstrates our ability to work with our clients and deliver the equipment and expertise they need.”
CIMIC Group Executive Mining and Mineral Processing and Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said: “We have a long history in the Hunter Valley dating back to 1940s. We look forward to continuing to support BHP, while creating opportunities for local jobs and local suppliers.”
Thiess has a strong presence in the Hunter Valley, and provides mining services at three mines and operates two maintenance workshops.