The world’s largest mining services provider has extended its contract at an Australian underground nickel mine.
Thiess announced in a statement that it has extended a mining services contract with BHP to provide mining services at the Leinster Underground Mine, located in Western Australia.
The deal, which is valued at around $190 million, will see Thiess procide 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: “This contract recognises our 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.”
Leinster Underground is an underground nickel mine within BHP Nickel West’s Leinster Nickel Operation, located in the northern goldfields of Western Australia.
Thiess began work at Leinster 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.