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$1.3B contract extended for Bowen Basin coal mine


A multinational mining services company has received an extension for its Central Queensland tender worth $1.3 billion.

A subsidiary of CIMIC Group recently secured a six-year contract extension to continue performing a variety of tasks at Coronado Global Resources’ Curragh Coal Mine in Blackwater, 208km west of Rockhampton in the Bowen Basin.

Expanded scope

Thiess is tasked with removing and hauling overburden, dewatering pits, maintaining equipment, mining and run of mine rehandling services.

It will also operate and maintain Coronado’s 1400 tonne electric rope shovel and ultra-class trucking fleet in tandem with other CIMIC subsidiaries Sedgman and UGL.

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Longstanding history

The contractor has continuously worked for the mine since the year 2004.

“Thiess has operated at Curragh for more than 15 years. Over that time, we’ve developed a deep understanding of the site and its operations, helping to deliver optimal efficiency, productivity and cost performance,” Thiess managing director Douglas Thompson said in a public statement.

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