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$340M contract awarded for coal mine

Mount Owen Coal Mine
Mount Owen Coal Mine

A global mining services company has won an extension for its work at a coal operation in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley.

A subsidiary of CIMIC Group recently secured another 18 months of work on Glencore’s Mount Owen Coal Complex in Ravensworth, 103km northwest of Newcastle.

Extended to 2022

Starting from July 2021, contractor Thiess will continue to do mine planning, designing, executing, drilling, blasting, removing of overburden and other coal mining work at the site until at least the end of 2022. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $340 million.

Thiess has performed mining, resource recovery, material movement and plant optimisation work at the operation for the past 25 years.

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“Our team looks forward to continuing our long association with Glencore and the Hunter Valley community,” managing director Douglas Thompson said in a public statement.

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