Thiess wins new contract with Coronado Global Resources
May 17, 2020
Daniel Brightmore

Thiess secures $890mn contract extension at Coronado's Curragh coal mine

Coronado Global Resources
Curragh coal mine
Thiess has been awarded a six-year $890mn contract extension by Coronado Global Resourcesto provide mining services at the Curragh Mine in Queensland, A...

Thiess has been awarded a six-year $890mn contract extension by Coronado Global Resources 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 re-handling 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.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “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. This contract extension reflects Thiess’ ongoing ability of creating lasting value for its clients.”


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CIMIC Group Executive Mining and Mineral Processing and Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson added: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Coronado Resources. Thiess has operated at Curragh for more than 15 years. Over that time, we’ve developed a deep understanding of the site and its operations, helping to deliver optimal efficiency, productivity and cost performance. We look forward to continuing this strong record of delivery with the Curragh team.”

In addition to this contract, Thiess will continue delivery of its existing scope of works, including the operation and maintenance of the client-owned 1400 tonne electric rope shovel and ultra-class trucking fleet. CIMIC Group companies Sedgman and UGL provide various operations and maintenance contracts at the Curragh Mine.  

Coronado Global Resources was founded in 2011 when Garold Spindler, James Campbell and The Energy and Minerals Group (EMG) set out to build a coal producing company through the evaluation, acquisition and development of coal properties meeting a rigorous set of investment criteria: high-quality metallurgical coal, long-life operating assets with global supply diversity; low-cost operations that produce a broad range of high-quality products; expansion and optimisation upside potential and operations solely in low political and economic risk jurisdictions.

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