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New $112m works contract for SA Prominent Hill mine awarded to Thiess


Posted by Monica Gameng

Thiess - a CIMIC Group member - has secured a new $112 million contract for works at the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia, which further strengthens its relationship with OZ Minerals.

Under this new five-year contract, Thiess will provide stockpile rehandle services at the mine near Coober Pedy. Works will include run of mine management, crusher feed and ore rehandling works for the Prominent Hill mine.

“We’ve developed a strong working relationship with OZ Minerals at Prominent Hill. Since we first began work with the team 12 years ago, we’ve focused on understanding OZ Minerals’ priorities, and have continually challenged ourselves to provide flexible services, delivering operational excellence and long-term value to our client,” Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said.

Thiess has been providing works at the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine since 2006, beginning with open pit mining services.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “We’re proud to continue to work with OZ Minerals and the team at Prominent Hill where we’ve been working since 2006. We look forward to delivering this new contract and continuing to demonstrate Thiess’ capability to provide full life of mine services to its clients.”

Works under Thiess’ new contract is set to commence in August 2018. The company will also continue its involvement with local community organisations, focusing on developing and engaging Indigenous businesses.

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Source: Australian Mining, Thiess, CIMIC Group

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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