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Thiess Will Expand Sangatta in Indonesia


Thiess has been awarded a $300 million contract by Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) to expand operations at the Sangatta coal mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The contract will extend the current life-of-mine contract, increasing coal production at the Melawan pit by 12 million metric tons (mt) and overburden removal by 130 million bank cubic meters (bcm) over four years, until December 2021.

“This contract demonstrates Thiess’ long-standing commitment to delivering value to our clients across our global mining platform,” said CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer-elect Michael Wright. “I am so pleased to see our team continue to grow and prosper in Indonesia, where we have been operating for some 29 years.”

CIMIC Group Mining and Minerals Executive and Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said, “I’m delighted to strengthen our partnership with KPC as we work together to deliver cost-effective outcomes.

“This expansion builds on our successful history at Sangatta where we have been operating since 2003 and reflects our ability to deliver cost-effective and scalable solutions tailored to our client’s production and expansion needs.”