Downer EDI wins multiple mining services contracts worth $250m

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Downer EDI’s mining services businesses have secured five separate contracts with a combined value of over $250 million.

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Downer Blasting Services (DBS) has recently landed three contracts for the supply, manufacture and delivery of explosives and down the hole blasting services.

The first contract award was from Newmont Asia Pacific for works at its Boddington Gold mine. This three-year contract – which can be extended for an additional two years – includes the customisation and ongoing management of an onsite emulsion manufacturing facility.

DBS has also been handed a three and a half year contract, plus options for an additional two, two-year extensions, by Karara Mining Limited at its Karara mine site, where DBS has been providing basting services since 2012.

DBS’ third contract is a five-year extension to its existing contract with Grange Resources which will see DBS provide blasting services at Grange’s Savage River mine site until at least 2021.

Downer has also won an underground mining contract at Newmarket Gold Inc’s Fosterville Gold which includes providing ground support services and related mining services.

Additionally, Waanyi ReGen, a 50:50 joint venture between the Waanyi Prescribed Body Corporate (Waanyi PBC) and Downer’s ReGen business, has won a three year contract covering water and land management and erosion prevention activities at the Century mine site.

Downer’s CEO Grant Fenn said these contract awards from both new and existing customers underlined the company’s broad capabilities in delivering mining services.

“These new and extended contracts are a clear endorsement of Downer’s broad value proposition for mining services customers which includes enhancing safety, increasing productivity and engaging the local community,” Mr Fenn concluded.