CIMIC Group’s global mining contractor Thiess is set to build on its long standing involvement at the Dawson Coal Mine with the signing of a $115 million agreement that will see the company continue operating the Southern pits of the mine located in Central Queensland.
Dawson is a large open cut metallurgical and export thermal mine, which is owned 70% by Anglo American and 30% by Mitsui Coal Holdings Australia.
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.
Thiess Managing Director Michael Wright said the contract recognises the company’s ability to continue to deliver sustainable mining solutions and met clients’ commitments.
“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.”
Under the terms of the new contract, Thiess will provide mining services, including the removal of overburden and coal mining.