TRC2 LR-minThiess celebrated the official opening of its new Rebuild Centre on January 30, 2024, on Batam Island, Indonesia. Strategically located near Singapore, the rebuild center will serve as a dynamic hub for rebuilding Thiess’ mining trucks, equipment and components for its operations in Asia and Australia.

The official opening brought together many dignitaries and stakeholders to witness the unveiling of a facility that Thiess has developed to elevate its global capabilities in asset management and asset services. “This purpose built, state of the art rebuild center enables Thiess to play a bigger role in the future of sustainable mining,” said Thiess Group Executive Chair and CEO Michael Wright. “The rebuilt equipment and components will result in improved productivity, incorporating product updates and technology improvements, and delivering enhanced mining efficiencies at lower costs for our clients.

“It also establishes a platform for Thiess to explore decarbonization and alternative fuel technologies, as well as the opportunity to provide these services to our clients in the future,” he said.

Thiess recently completed the first two zero-hour Cat 789 rebuilds, which will be heading to Thiess’ Australian operations. “The rebuild successfully reset the usage on these trucks to zero hours, extending their lives by a further 50,000 to 60,000 hours each,” Thiess’ Batam Engineering General Manager, Daryl Albury said. “We currently have another eight 789s stripped back and ready to go through a complete overhaul of all major components, as well as a full refurbishment of their chassis and all electrical systems, and technology updates. By the end of 2024, we expect to have around 65 trucks fully rebuilt, a great result for Year 1.”