Thiess has been awarded a A$160 million contract extension by Coronado Curragh to continue to provide mining services at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland, Australia. Thiess has a long record of service at Curragh having operated at the project since 2004.

“This is the fifth successive contract that Thiess has won to deliver mining services at the Curragh Mine,” said Michael Wright, CEO, CIMIC Group, which owns Thiess. “Our team has a strong record of consistently meeting production targets through operational excellence and a commitment to strong safety performance. This extension recognizes our depth of expertise and the consistency of the service that our team has brought to this operation.”

“We’ve developed a deep understanding of the site and its operations and built a strong working relationship with the Curragh team,” said CIMIC Group Executive Mining and Mineral Processing and Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson. “We look forward to continuing this excellent record of delivery for Coronado Coal.”

Under the contract extension, Thiess will mine approximately 45 million bank cubic meters of waste and coal at Curragh’s North Pit, located 30 km north of Blackwater, until June 2019.

In addition, Thiess will continue delivery of its existing scope of works under its current $1.1 billion contract until 2021. This includes waste and coal mining truck excavation works, run of mine re-handling services, maintenance of a client owned shovel and heavy medium earthmoving equipment