PRESS RELEASE: During the term of the contract, Total will be supplying 14 million litres of lubricants to the gold mine.
Andrew Morton, Total PNG's general manager, said: "This contract with one of the largest gold mines in PNG helps to reaffirm Total's position as the leading lubricant supplier to the mining industry in PNG. It is also a recognition for the team's work and their mindset to continue to drive long-term client value".
Jean Lescure, Total mining director, Asia Pacific and Middle East, said that the contract strengthens Total's existing global working relationship with Newcrest.
"We believe our local presence in PNG and our track record of transitioning complex sites in remote environments were key in Newcrest's decision of awarding this business to Total," he added.
Total has been in PNG since 2012 and has a large portfolio of businesses that includes upstream activities, retail and lubricants.
Operational work at Lihir is expected to commence on site in June 2018.