Downer receives contract extension at Commodore coal mine

6 September 2018 (Last Updated June 23rd, 2020 14:56)

Contractor Downer EDI has received a A$286m ($205.49m) contract extension to continue to offer mining services at the Commodore open cut coal mine in south-east Queensland, Australia.

Downer receives contract extension at Commodore coal mine
Downer is set to provide mining services at Commodore until August 2024. Credit: Dominik Vanyi on Unsplash.

Contractor Downer EDI has received a A$286m ($205.49m) contract extension to continue to offer mining services at the Commodore open cut coal mine in south-east Queensland, Australia.

The contract extension was awarded by Millmerran Power Partners and entails an additional five-year term.

“We look forward to extending our working relationship and continuing to deliver efficient solutions for the Commodore mine.”

As a result, Downer will continue the provision of mining services at Commodore until the end of August 2024.

Under the terms of the contract, Downer will operate and manage the mine and carry out related activities, including mine planning and design, drill and blast, overburden removal, coal mining and rehabilitation.

In addition, Downer holds statutory responsibility for the mine site.

Since 2001, Downer has been providing mining services at the Commodore project and delivering coal to the adjacent Millmerran Power Station, around 200km west of Brisbane.

Downer EDI CEO Grant Fenn said: “We are delighted to be continuing this 17-year partnership. Downer has a strong record of providing mining services to Millmerran Power Partners and helping it to drive efficiencies across its operations.

“We look forward to extending our working relationship and continuing to deliver efficient solutions for the Commodore mine.”

Recently, Downer secured a A$120m ($86.22m) mining services contract at the CSA copper mine in Cobar, Central Western New South Wales, and a A$660m ($474.22m) underground mining services contract at the Carrapateena copper gold mine in South Australia.

Downer has a workforce of around 56,000 people across more than 300 sites in Australia, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.