Peak Downs and Caval Ridge are two open cut coking coal mines, owned by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, near Moranbah in Queensland.
Thiess first began providing services at Peak Downs in 2017, delivering FleetCo hire equipment and maintenance services to the BMA operation.
This scope of work developed into a $440 million contract to provide mining services, including the continuation of FleetCo asset solutions, at both Peak Downs and Caval Ridge.
Under the three and a half-year contract, Thiess safely delivered overburden removal to support BMA’s production requirements at each mine:
- 90 million bank cubic metres (bcms) at Peak Downs
- 45 million bcms at Caval Ridge.
Across the sites, Thiess has mobilised five fleets, including four 600 tonne Liebherr 996B excavators and an 800t Liebherr 9800 excavator. Each is supported by Caterpillar 793 and 797 trucks.
Thiess was awarded a subsequent 12-month contract extension to continue providing mining services at Caval Ridge in 2020.
The Thiess team continues to safely and reliably deliver against its production targets, on time and on budget, and contribute to local community and employment opportunities.