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Thiess wins $115m Dawson coal contract

CIMIC Group’s global mining contractor Thiess has been awarded a contract with revenue of approximately $115 million to continue operating the Southern pits of the Dawson Coal Mine in Central Queensland, from January 1.

The new two-year agreement with mine owner Anglo American builds on a long standing involvement at the mine.

CIMIC Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marcelino Fernández Verdes said the contract “recognises Thiess’ ability to continue to deliver sustainable mining solutions and meet client commitments”.

Thiess Managing Director Michael Wright welcomed the announcement and paid tribute to the ongoing relationship with the mine.

“We have a long history in the Bowen Basin, built through striving to understand and add value to our clients’ businesses,” Mr Wright said.

“In the Dawson South operations, we leverage the knowledge and experience of a long-serving team focused on delivering operational efficiencies.”

Thiess has a long history at the Dawson Mine, having been part of the original joint venture in 1962 to establish and operate the mine in partnership with Peabody and Mitsui and, since 2005, performing mining operations.

Under the new contract, Thiess will provide mining services including the removal of overburden and coal mining.

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