PRESS RELEASE: Thiess has a long record of service at Curragh, having operated at the project since 2004.
Michael Wright, CEO of CIMIC Group, said: "This is the fifth successive contract that Thiess has won to deliver mining services at the Curragh mine. Our team has a strong record of consistently meeting production targets through operational excellence and a commitment to strong safety performance. This extension recognises our depth of expertise and the consistency of the service that our team has brought to this operation."
Douglas Thompson, executive mining and mineral processing at CIMIC Group and managing director at Thiess, commented: "Thiess has operated at Curragh for more than 14 years. Over that time, we've developed a deep understanding of the site and its operations and built a strong working relationship with the Curragh team. We look forward to continuing this excellent record of delivery for Coronado Coal."
Under the contract extension, Thiess will mine approximately 45 million bank cubic metres (BCMs) of waste and coal at Curragh's North Pit, located 30km north of Blackwater, until June 2019.
In addition, Thiess will continue delivery of its existing scope of works under its current A$1.1 billion contract until 2021. This includes waste and coal mining truck excavation works, run of mine rehandling services, maintenance of a client owned shovel and heavy medium earthmoving equipment.