CIMIC’s Thiess wins Mount Pleasant mining services contract

CIMIC Group executive mining and mineral processing and Thiess managing director Michael Wright
CIMIC Group executive mining and mineral processing and Thiess managing director Michael Wright

CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, Thiess, has secured a mining services contract with MACH Energy’s new Mount Pleasant coal mine in Muswellbrook.

The new deal will generate total revenue of approximately $500 million. 

Thiess will undertake total mining operations at Mount Pleasant until 2021, including mine planning and engineering.

“This contract award is a reflection of Thiess’ ability to deliver a tailored, total mine solution to our clients, and is a valued addition to our expanding mining portfolio,” CIMIC chief executive officer Adolfo Valderas explained.

CIMIC Group executive mining and mineral processing and Thiess managing director Michael Wright said the company was proud to develop the world-class Mount Pleasant coal operation.

“Our focus is on achieving successful outcomes for our clients and the community,” he said.

“We are very pleased to continue our long-standing presence in the Hunter Valley.”

The Mount Pleasant coal mine has an estimated 474 million tonnes of total marketable coal reserves to be mined.

A CIMIC’s spokesperson decline to comment on when they expected to start operations at the mine nor how many people they expected to employ on-site.

Thiess currently hold the mining contract for Glencore’s Mount Owen operations.