Glencore Australia has awarded a three-year contract extension to logistics and material-handling company Bis Industries for the provision of load and haul services at the Newlands mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland.
As a result of the extension, Bis will now support the Newlands coal operations until 2021.
Bis noted that the contract extension will align its high payload dual-powered road train technology to Glencore’s production requirements.
Glencore Operations manager Newlands Paul Sear said: “Bis’s strong commitment to delivering safe and innovative solutions that add value to our operation has been recognised in this contract renewal, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the team.”
For the past 22 years, Bis has been supporting the coal mine by providing load and haul, underground equipment hire and site services and the new contract strengthens the existing relationship between the parties.
Bis CEO Brad Rogers said: “We are proud to have been part of the Newlands operations since 1998, working in collaboration with the Glencore team to deliver tangible efficiency and productivity benefits.”
“Bis’s ability to move bulk commodities in smarter, safer and more reliable ways continues to drive efficiencies for our customers. We look forward to continuing to deliver at this quality operation, and to continuing our valued partnership with Glencore Australia.”
Located 33km north-west of Glenden, the Newlands mine comprises an open cut and longwall mining operation. Steaming coal and coking coal produced from the mine are delivered to export markets through the Abbot Point Bulk Coal export terminal.
The mine is part of the greater NCA project, which also includes the Collinsville open cut mine and the Abbot Point terminal.