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CIMIC's Thiess awarded A$340 million Mt Owen extension

CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, Thiess, has been awarded a contract extension by Glencore to provide mining services at Mount Owen in the Hunter Valley, Australia.

The 18-month contract extension will generate revenue of A$340 million to Thiess.
Thiess will continue to provide mine planning, design and execution, drill and blast, overburden removal and coal mining services at the mine.
Thiess has operated at Mt Owen since 1994, applying industry best practice mining operations, with uncompromising environmental and safety standards.
CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Juan Santamaria said: “This award reflects Thiess’ long-term commitment to provide value-add solutions for its clients.”
Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said: “For more than 25 years we have delivered industry-leading, specialised mining techniques at Mt Owen, leading to higher resource recovery, increased plant efficiency and reliable material movement for our client.
“Our team looks forward to continuing our long association with Glencore and the Hunter Valley community.”
Thiess has a strong presence in the Hunter Valley where it provides mining services at three mines. It works to deliver social benefits through local employment and training, local
procurement, community engagement and Indigenous affairs.
The contract extension will commence in July 2021.