Thiess secures $143.04m contract at BHP’s Mount Arthur project

28 March 2018 (Last Updated June 8th, 2020 11:54)

CIMIC Group affiliate Thiess has secured a A$185m ($143.04m) contract to provide additional mining services at multinational mining and metals firm BHP's Mount Arthur Coal operation in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia.

Thiess secures $143.04m contract at BHP’s Mount Arthur project
The new contract includes mining overburden and coal at the southern end of the Mt Arthur Coal operation. Credit: Thiess.

CIMIC Group affiliate Thiess has secured a A$185m ($143.04m) contract to provide additional mining services at multinational mining and metals firm BHP’s Mount Arthur Coal operation in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia.

The latest contract is valid for a 15-month term and builds on the company’s existing relationship with BHP.

Thiess has been engaged in providing load and haul services at Mt Arthur since December 2016 and new contract is expected to expand the scope of the company’s operations at the site.

“This contract demonstrates our ability to work with our clients and deliver the equipment and expertise they need.”

The scope of the deal includes mining overburden and coal at the southern end of the operation.

CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said: “We’re pleased to continue our work at Mt Arthur Coal.

“This contract demonstrates our ability to work with our clients and deliver the equipment and expertise they need.”

Additionally, Thiess provides mining services at three mines in the Hunter Valley, where it also operates two maintenance workshops.

Thiess managing director Douglas Thompson said: “We have a long history in the Hunter Valley dating back to 1940s.

“We look forward to continuing to support BHP, while creating opportunities for local jobs and local suppliers.”

Anglo American previously awarded a A$190m ($146.91m) contract extension to Thiess earlier this month to continue the provision of mining services at Dawson South in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, Australia.