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Downer secures $250m mining contracts

Bowen Basin Mining Club

Downer EDI has been awarded five contracts valued at more than $250 million through its mining services businesses.

Downer Blasting Services was awarded three contracts for the supply, manufacture and delivery of explosives and down the hole blasting services.

These contracts include a three-year contract, plus an option for an additional two years, with Newmont Asia Pacific at its Boddington Gold mine; a three-and-a-half-year contract, plus options for an additional two, two-year extensions, with Karara Mining Limited at its Karara mine site; and a five-year extension of the existing contract with Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd at its Savage River mine site.

DBS has been providing blasting services at Karara since 2012 and at Savage River since 2007.

Downer has also been awarded an underground mining contract at Newmarket Gold’s Fosterville Gold which includes providing ground support services and related mining services. Downer currently provides mining services at Newmarket Gold’s Cosmo mine.

In addition, Waanyi ReGen (WRJV), a 50:50 joint venture between the Waanyi Prescribed Body Corporate (Waanyi PBC) and Downer’s ReGen business, has been awarded a three-year contract covering water and land management and erosion prevention activities at the Century mine site.

Downer CEO Grant Fenn said the contract wins with both new and existing customers highlighted Downer’s broad capabilities in mining services.

“These new and extended contracts are a clear endorsement of Downer’s broad value proposition for mining services customers which includes enhancing safety, increasing productivity and engaging the local community,” he said.

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