Weda Bay is Thiess’ first nickel operation in Indonesia. It demonstrates our ability to execute against our diversification strategy.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to join the nickel industry in Indonesia and to partner with Weda Bay Nickel.
The contract, valued at around IDR1.3 trillion (A$125 million), will commence in May 2023 and run for 48 months. Thiess’ scope of work includes ore loading, hauling and stockpile maintenance.
As part of Thiess’ ongoing commitment to sustainable mining, the company will deploy new Euro 5 Emission Standard trucks to reduce emissions from its mining services.
Thiess will also establish a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace through initiatives such as fatigue monitoring technology on all ore haulers and expanding its female operator training program for local women interested in joining the mining industry.
Thiess Group Executive – Asia Cluny Randell said: "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to join the nickel industry in Indonesia and to partner with Weda Bay Nickel.
“We are dedicated to building strong relationships with the local community in Halmahera and to working together to create a positive impact. We see this partnership with Weda Bay Nickel as the beginning of a long and successful journey in the region.”