Thiess has been awarded three contract extensions at the Bayan Resources owned Wahana coal mine, and the Arutmin Satui and Senakin coal mines in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Operations at the Senakin coal mine/ Wahana coal mine operations

A three-year $280 million contract extension at the Wahana coal mine will see Thiess continue to provide coal mining services including overburden removal, pit dewatering and coal hauling to port.

CIMIC Group Mining and Minerals Executive and Thiess Managing Director, Douglas Thompson said that unlocking value for clients has been key in strengthening Thiess’ partnership with Bayan Resources.

“This extension reflects our strong capability and presence in Indonesia, and our ability to deliver flexible mining solutions”, he said.

During the contract term, the Thiess project team will mine approximately 6 million tonnes of coal and 74 million bank cubic metres (bcm) of overburden.

A successful implementation of an innovative mining plan by Thiess at the Satui coal mine has also resulted in a $240 million contract extension.

At the Arutmin owned, CLS-managed project, Thiess will continue to provide mining services at the project’s Hanoman West pit including overburden removal, coal mining, and port operation support services over three years.

The Satui contract involves mining approximately 7 million tonnes of coal and 83 million bank cubic metres (bcm) of overburden.

Additionally to the Satui coal mine contract extension, Arutmin has extended its partnership with Thiess at its Senakin operations for $150 million.

The two-and-a-half-year contract extension involves mining 5 million tonnes of coal and 52 million bank cubic metres (bcm) of overburden.

CIMIC Group Mining and Minerals Executive and Thiess Managing Director, Douglas Thompson sees this as a great opportunity to continue Thiess’ long-standing relationship with Arutmin.

“Thiess has been the sole mining contractor of the Senakin Coal Mine since 2000, and we will continue to bring our expertise and knowledge of the site to extract the remaining reserves,” he said.

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