CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider Thiess has been awarded a new contract from its client Cakrawala Langit Sejahtera (CLS) in Indonesia.

In addition, Thiess has secured a contract extension that builds on its partnership with Bayan Resources Group.

CIMIC Group CEO Adolfo Valderas said: “Thiess’ innovative approach will ensure the best outcome for both our clients, providing greater value and further enhancing our position in Indonesia.”

The combined value of the awarded contracts is A$134m ($101m) and will be delivered over 15 months.

Thiess will use an in-house mining solution for these adjoining pits located in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan region.

Thiess will share resources to conduct mine planning and engineering to develop Arutmin-owned, CLS-managed Satui and Bayan’s Wahana coal mines as a single operation.

"This solution enables us to maximise coal recovery and extend the reserves of our clients’ operations."

CIMIC Group executive mining and mineral processing and Thiess managing director Michael Wright said: “This solution enables us to maximise coal recovery and extend the reserves of our clients’ operations. This is a significant achievement for Thiess, and we are pleased to continue to build relationships based on the value we bring to clients.

“We look forward to working with CLS, and continuing our successful partnership with the Bayan Resources Group.”

Established in 1934, CIMIC Group is a leading international contract miner with more than 50,000 employees. Its head office is in Sydney, Australia.

CIMIC operates in more than 20 countries, providing construction, mining, mineral processing, engineering and maintenance services.

Image: Thiess gets $101m worth mining contracts in Indonesia. Photo: courtesy of Thiess.