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Leighton Asia has received a $432.1m letter of award from PT Marunda Grahamineral to provide mining services for its coal mining operations in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Located in the Laung Tuhup area of Central Kalimantan’s Murung Raya Regency on the island of Borneo, this coal mining project involves the extraction of over 2 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal per annum by traditional drill and blast, and truck and shovel methods.

PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia is the operative arm of Leighton Asia and is currently mobilising to site to commence work.

PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia president director Justin Colling said, "We are very proud to have won such a significant award, which is integral to our strategy of securing major, high quality coking coal mining projects in Central Kalimantan."

Leighton Asia, India and Offshore managing director Ian Edwards said, "We’ve successfully demonstrated our ability to add value to our clients’ projects over many years, both through the quality of our people and the safety and reliability of our operations."

Under the seven-year contract, PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia will be responsible for providing project management, mine planning, surveying, supervision and site security services.

The company will also provide materials, heavy equipment, equipment maintenance, labour, transportation, medical services, consumables and site infrastructure.