The 30-month extension will see Thiess - CIMIC Group’s mining services provider- continuing to deliver mining services at the mine until September 2020.
CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Adolfo Valderas said: “This extension reflects the successful relationship between Thiess and the Jellinbah Group, which dates to the establishment of its Lake Vermont coal mine in 2007.”
CIMIC Group Mining and Minerals Executive and Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Jellinbah Group and continue our focus on producing innovative mining techniques that drive cost efficiencies.
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing involvement with the Blackwater community, where we launched our Sisters in Mining program, and support a series of community initiatives.”
Thiess was awarded a 39-month contract in January 2015 to operate the open pit. The contract involved undertaking all operations excluding drill and blast services at Jellinbah Plain. The mine produces both PCI coal and semi soft coking coal.