Thiess has been awarded a six-year A$1.3 billion contract extension by Coronado Global Resources Inc to provide mining services at the Curragh mine in Queensland, Australia. Under the extension, Thiess will continue to provide overburden removal and haulage, mining and run of mine rehandling services, equipment maintenance and pit dewatering.

Located in the metallurgical coal-rich Bowen Basin, Thiess has a long record of service at the Curragh mine, having operated at the project since 2004.

“Thiess has a consistent record of exceeding our client’s expectations at the mine, through a focus on operational excellence and innovation, and an unrelenting commitment to safety culture and outcomes at Curragh,” CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said. “This contract extension reflects Thiess’ ongoing ability of creating lasting value for its clients.”

In addition to this contract, Thiess will continue delivery of its existing scope of works, including the operation and maintenance of the client-owned 1,400-metric-ton (mt) electric rope shovel and ultra-class trucking fleet. CIMIC Group companies Sedgman and UGL provide various operations and maintenance contracts at the Curragh Mine.