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Thiess secures $195m extension contract to service VIC Yallourn mine


Posted by Monica Gameng

ThiessCIMIC Group’s mining services provider – has been awarded a $195 million contract to continue works at the Yallourn mine at Latrobe Valley in Victoria.

“This contract extension provides certainty to the committed workforce who have contributed to the Alliance’s success at the site, through the delivery of innovative solutions,” Thiess Managing Director Michael Wright said.

This is part of a $450 million contract awarded to the Roche Thiess Linfox (RTL) joint venture which extends the alliance agreement with Energy Australia to continue the existing operations at the mine to 2026.

“This extension is a testament to the strength of the relationship between Energy Australia, Thiess and RTL, reflecting the goodwill that has been developed during the past 16 years,” CIMIC Chief Executive Office Adolfo Valderas said.

Under the new contract, RTL will continue to deliver the mining of overburden and coal as well as the maintenance of an extensive network of conveyors and other infrastructure on the mine.

“RTL and Energy Australia have provided mining services at Yallourn since commencing operations in 2000, with RTL introducing a new and innovative coal mining technique using highly modifies CAT D11R carry dozers pushing to feeder breakers,” Mr Wright said.

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Source: CIMIC Group

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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