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Thiess wins $190m mining contract at Leinster mine WA


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Posted by Monica Gameng

CIMIC Group’s mining services provider Thiess has been awarded a $190 million contract by BHP Nickel West, extending Thiess’ operations at the Leinster underground nickel mine in Western Australia’s northern goldfields, about 370 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie.

This 24-month extension contract will get Thiess to continue providing complete underground mining services as well as equipment to support Leinster’s lateral development and associated ore production - including load and haul, shotcreting, cable bolting and full fleet maintenance services.

“We are pleased to continue our work with BHP Nickel West at the Leinster Underground Mine. We have a deep understanding of the mine and our team is well placed to help support its next phase of development and production,” Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said.

Thiess commenced work at the Leinster mine in 2016, with the team excavating approximately 610 metres of horizontal development in order to access up to 230,000 tonnes of ore. The company utilised a sub-level open stope mining method for this project.

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Source: Thiess; CIMIC Group; Australian Mining

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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