Thiess wins a$1.7b Jwaneng Mine Cut 9 project
Thiess through the Majwe Mining Joint Venture (Majwe), has secured a $1.7 billion contract at Debswana Diamond Company’s Jwaneng Cut 9 project in Botswana.
Thiess, as part of its local partnership in Majwe, will provide full scope mining services over nine years, including drill and blast, mine planning, equipment maintenance, load and haul, and road maintenance.
This new volume-based contract follows Majwe’s successful completion of the Cut 8.3 project at the diamond mine in November 2018.
CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “This new contract strengthens Thiess’ presence in Botswana and builds on our operational and technical teams’ solid performance at Jwaneng over the past seven years.
CIMIC Group Mining and Minerals Executive and Thiess Managing Director, Douglas Thompson said: “I am pleased to be extending our long-term relationship with Debswana Diamond Company and Majwe, delivering scalable and cost-effective solutions that are tailored to our client’s production and expansion needs.
“This new contract extends our commitment to Botswana’s Citizen Economic Empowerment Policy and to delivering sustainable mining by developing opportunities for local and regional communities.”