CIMIC Group's mineral processing firm Sedgman has secured a three-year $75m contract extension to continue operations at Red Mountain Joint Venture’s (RMJV) coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) in the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia.

Under the contract, Sedgman will continue operation and maintenance of the plant until June 2019. This can also be extended for an additional two years.

Separately, Cimic’s mining services arm Thiess has expanded its mining services contract at the Lake Vermont coal mine in Bowen Basin.

As part of the $30m contract, Thiess will design and build an additional processing module at the CHPP.

"The Lake Vermont expansion demonstrates the value of the CIMIC Group’s capability."

Cimic executive chairman and CEO Marcelino Fernández Verdes said: “Thiess and Sedgman’s continual focus on delivering industry leading results is evident in their ongoing performance for these long-term clients.

“The Lake Vermont expansion demonstrates the value of the CIMIC Group’s capability, drawing together the best of Thiess and Sedgman’s expertise to deliver value for our clients.”

Sedgman will be responsible for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the module, which is expected to be complete late next year.

The facility will be operated and maintained by Thiess for the rest of the existing contract term.

Image: Lake Vermont coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. Photo: courtesy of Sedgman.