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Thiess will continue to provide mining services at BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Caval Ridge coal operation in Queensland following a $110 million extension.

The CIMIC Group subsidiary will earn $110 million in revenue under the 12-month contract extension, which will see the company operate and maintain three 600-tonne excavator fleets.

The fleets will move additional overburden for the Caval Ridge operation.

CIMIC Group chief executive Juan Santamaria said the contract extension would add to the company’s relationship with BMA.

“This contract extension builds on our relationship with BMA and reinforces our commitment to work with our clients to safely position their operations for optimal efficiency, productivity and cost performance,” he said.

“We’re proud to continue our work at Caval Ridge where we have a proven track record of delivering innovative and low-cost mining solutions. It is a testament to the team’s continued focus on delivering a safe and productive operation for our client.”

The Caval Ridge mine is a hard coking coal mine with a production of 5.5 million tonnes a year.

It is one of four parts of BMA’s Bowen Basin coal growth projects, with the other parts including the Daunia coal mine, Moranbah airport and Goonyella Riverside mine expansion.

Thiess’ contract extension is set to commence from December this year.