Thiess to work at Melak until at least 2023

Bayan Resources has extended Thiess’ contract at the Indonesian Melak coal mine for an additional 12 months
Thiess to work at Melak until at least 2023 Thiess to work at Melak until at least 2023 Thiess to work at Melak until at least 2023 Thiess to work at Melak until at least 2023 Thiess to work at Melak until at least 2023

The 12-month extension takes Thiess’ contract out to 2023

Staff reporter

Mining services provider Thiess, which is part of CIMIC Group, was first awarded a contract to develop and operate the Melak greenfield coal mine in Indonesia back in 2008.

Under the latest contract extension, worth A$172 million (US$121 million), Thiess will aim to increase coal production and overburden removal, while continuing to provide additional mining services, including drill and blast and coal loading to the barge facility.

"I'm pleased to be continuing our relationship with Bayan Resources and extending our operations at Melak where our team has delivered exceptional technical solutions for almost 10 years," said Douglas Thompson, CIMIC Group mining and minerals executive and Thiess managing director.