Thiess secures $190m mining services contract from BHP Nickel West


CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, Thiess, has extended its contract with BHP Nickel West to continue providing mining services at the Leinster Underground Mine in Western Australia.

Thiess began work at the underground nickel mine in 2016, when the team excavated around 610 metres of horizontal development to access nearly 230,000 tonnes of ore using sub-level open stoping mining methods.

The new two-year contract, valued at $190 million, will see Thiess perform a full range of underground mining services and equipment to support the mine’s lateral development and associated ore production including load and haul, shotcreting, cable bolting and full fleet maintenance services.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said the contract extension recognised the company’s  close working relationship with BHP Nickel West at Leinster Underground Mine.

“It acknowledges our ability to work flexibly with BHP Nickel West to meet the mine’s growing development and production needs,” Mr Wright added.

CIMIC Group Executive Mining and Mineral Processing and Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson also welcomed the contract extension:

“We are pleased to continue our work with BHP Nickel West at the Leinster Underground Mine,” he stated.

“We have a deep understanding of the mine and our team is well placed to help support its next phase of development and production.”

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