Powering towards 2020


Burton coal mine and Telstra FM

Thiess awarded a six-year $1.3 billion contract to extend mining operations at Burton Coal Mine.

The $350 million contract was awarded to Thiess Services and Siemens JV and Silcar to provide network integrity and facilities management services for Telstra's exchanges and assets nationwide.


Awards for Thiess' indigenous program and West Gate freeway

The groundbreaking Thiess Indigenous Women in Hard Hats mining industry recruitment program is recognised by the Queensland Resources Council, winning the "Best Company Initiative" award.

West Gate Freeway wins Australian Construction Achievement Award.


NBN Rollout and Wilpinjong

Silcar reaches agreement with NBN Co on the terms and prices to construct and deliver a passive fibre network covering a potential 37 per cent of Australia. Thiess will partner with Silcar under the agreement.

Thiess is awarded a $222M contract extension to continue mining operations at the Wilpinjong Coal Mine in New South Wales. The agreement with mine owner Peabody Energy Australia (Wilpinjong Coal Pty Ltd) extends the current contract by 15 months until 31 March, 2013.


New waste contracts

Thiess Services secures $203 million in new waste contracts in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.


Silcar wins NBN contract

Silcar wins the nation-building NBN contract to deliver works in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.



Thiess wins a $60 million contract to deliver infrastructure for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. Thiess will construct a 1.2 kilometre long tunnelled shore crossing under the ocean which will connect two offshore gas reserves with Chevron's greenfield LNG plant at Ashburton North.

A joint venture between Thiess and Belgian company BESIX SA (BEST JV) wins a $260 million contract to develop the breakwater and materials offloading facility of the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, a liquified natural gas and domestic gas project in Western Australia.

A joint venture between Thiess and EV LNG Australia (EVT) wins an approximately $500 million contract to build LNG storage and condensate tanks for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone project.


Remediation and infrastructure launch into resources

A specialist team from the remediation and infrastructure division are spearheading a journey into mining, applying facilities maintenance and cutting edge occupational hygiene to the Thiess-operated Collinsville Coal Mine.


Services celebrates 25 years

The services business celebrates 25 years of delivering successful projects in the water, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications and remediation sectors.


Thiess invests in apprentice training program

Thiess formalises its partnership with MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre to equip its apprentices and trainees with the skills to meet future project commitments.


Thiess extends operations at Prominent Hill

OZ Minerals awards Thiess a $1 billion, six-year mining contract to extend mining operations at OZ Mineral's Prominent Hill Copper and Gold mine in South Australia.


Two new contracts awarded to Indonesia

Thiess wins an 18-month construction contract with PT Lahai Coal (IndoMet Coal), a joint venture between BHP Billiton and Adaro Energy - the first contract to develop the large IndoMet Coal-owned coking coal deposits.

The team in Indonesia was also awarded a US$393 million coking coal mining contract with PT Tamtama Perkasa, a member of the Barito Pacific Group.


Thiess secures historical contract at Lake Vermont

Thiess will continue its work at Lake Vermont Coal Mine after securing its biggest ever contract - a $2.3 billion extension to mining operations.

The new agreement significantly expands current operations and ramps up production from 4 to 8 million tonnes a year.


Thiess wins Moreton Bay rail

Thiess is awarded the $650 million contract to deliver the long awaited Moreton Bay Rail Link which will service a major suburban growth corridor in South East Queensland.

Thiess is the construction spearhead of the Trackstar team which includes design subcontractors Aurecon, AECOM, HASSELL, and geotechnical subcontractor Golder Associates.

First proposed more than a century ago, the 12.6 kilometre rail link will connect the greater Brisbane rail network, which currently ends at Petrie, to the rapidly growing Moreton Bay region. New stations will be built at Kippa-Ring, Rothwell, Mango Hill East, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs and Kallangur.


Thiess and QGC sign landmark contract

Thiess is awarded a landmark $1.8 million contract by coal seam gas producer QGC for construction of gas compression facilities and associated works for the QCLNG project in Queensland's Surat Basin.


Thiess and RWE deliver world first

Thiess and one of Europe’s leading power generators and lignite miners RWE Generation SE (RWE) form an exclusive partnership to deliver significant savings for high-volume continuous mining applications in across the globe.

Thiess and RWE formed global Joint Venture (TRWE), becoming the first international JV to provide a full suite of in-house design, engineering, operation and maintenance services for open-pit Continuous Mining Equipment, including bucket wheel excavator systems and in-it crushin and conveying systems (IPCC).


Thiess awarded contract extensions at Queensland mines

Thiess secures three significant contract extensions at mine sites in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin:

  • Jellinbah Resources awards Thiess a $550 million contract expansion at the Lake Vermont Coal Mine, near Dysart
  • WesFarmers Resources awards Thiess a four-year contract worth $570 million at the Curragh North Coal Mine near Blackwater
  • Glencore extends Thiess’ contract at the Mt Owen Mine.


Work begins at NT iron ore mine

Thiess returns to iron ore mining in the Northern Territory on Wester Desert Resources’ Roper Bar Project – a remote greenfield iron ore mine 600 kilometres south-east of Darwin.


Thiess - World's largest contract miner

Following a broad based strategic review by our parent company CIMIC to streamline operations, all mining projects across Thiess, Leighton Contractors, Leighton Asia and Leighton Africa came together under the Thiess banner, providing our clients with unparalleled mining expertise and performance.

The new business model positions Thiess as the world’s largest contract miner with an international footprint spanning 24 mine sites across six countries covering commodities including coal, iron ore, copper, nickel, gold and diamonds.

Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.