Thiess wins US$1.2 billion six-year extension on Australian coal mine equipment

Australia-based global mining services provider Thiess – a subsidiary of CIMIC Group (Australia) and Elliott Advisors (US) – have received a six-year extension valued at AUS$1.9 billion (US$1.2 billion) to continue supporting coal mining operations at Mount Arthur South Operations in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Thiess hauler (Image: CIMIC Group) A Thiess hauler moves mining debris. (Image: CIMIC Group)

The jv said it will operate and maintain the site’s mining equipment in support of BHP – the Melbourne, Australia, mining company, which calls itself the ‘world’s largest’ by market capitalisation – toward the mine’s eventual planned closure.

Thiess executive chair and CEO Michael Wright said, “This contract extension acknowledges Thiess’ strong safety record and ongoing operational performance, and builds on the longstanding relationship between Thiess and BHP that started more than 30 years ago.”

In 2022, BHP announced plans to close the Mount Arthur coal mine in 2030.

Thiess’ executive for the Australia east region, Rae O’Brien, said: “Thiess has played a key part in supporting the local economy and community of the Hunter Valley region, dating back 80 years, and we are proud to be given the opportunity to continue our presence in the region alongside BHP.”


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