AECI Australia said it has been awarded a five-year extension to its existing contract with Thiess to supply bulk emulsion explosives, initiating systems and associated services to mining operations in Queensland and New South Wales.

aeciSpecifically, AECI’s work will include the supply of bulk emulsion explosives formulations produced at its site in Bajool, Queensland, as well as gassing technology for down-the-hole (DTH) delivery by Thiess; the supply of ammonium nitrate; and the supply of the Intellishot electronic initiating system and booster.

The pairing furthers and broadens the relationship between the companies that first began in 2014. The two also have long-standing partnerships in Indonesia and numerous countries in Africa.

Mark Dytor, AECI chief executive, said the extension with its “foundation partner” will benefit both of them as well as the global mining sector as a whole.

“Better Mining is one of our sustainability goals because we recognise the importance of making global mining safer and more circular. Significant opportunities exist and we look forward to realising more of these in collaboration with customers such as Thiess.”

Source: AECI