CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider Thiess has been awarded a A$300 million contract by Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) to expand operations at Sangatta Coal Project in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The contract will extend the current life-of-mine contract until December 2021.

The contract involves increasing coal production at the Melawan pit by 12 million tonnes and overburden removal by 130 million bcm over four years.

CIMIC chief executive officer Adolfo Valderas said, “This contract demonstrates Thiess’ long-standing commitment to delivering value to our clients across our global mining platform. I am pleased to see our team continue to grow and prosper in Indonesia, where we have been operating for some 29 years.”

CIMIC Group Mining and Minerals executive and Thiess managing director Douglas Thompson said, “I’m delighted to strengthen our long-term partnership with KPC as we work together to deliver cost-effective outcomes.

“This expansion builds on our successful history at Sangatta where we have been operating since 2003 and reflects our ability to deliver cost-effective and scalable solutions tailored to our client’s production and expansion needs.”

CIMIC Group is one of the world’s leading international contractors and the world’s largest contract miner. CIMIC Group has operations that have been in existence since 1899, was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1962 and has its head office in Sydney, Australia.

CIMIC provides construction, mining, mineral processing, engineering, concessions, and operation and maintenance services to the infrastructure, resources and property markets.

It operates in more than 20 countries throughout the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North and South America and Sub-Saharan Africa and, as at 30 September 2017, employed approximately 51,500 people directly and through its investments.

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