Thiess has been awarded a three-year $280 million contract extension at the Wahana coal mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Thiess will continue to provide coal mining services including overburden removal, pit dewatering and coal hauling to port at Wahana, which is owned by Bayan Resources.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “It is great to see the Thiess team continually identifying ways to deliver innovative, efficient and productive solutions to our clients.”

CIMIC Group Mining and Minerals Executive and Thiess Managing Director, Douglas Thompson said: “Unlocking value for our clients has been key in strengthening our partnership with Bayan Resources. This extension reflects our strong capability and presence in Indonesia, and our ability to deliver flexible mining solutions.”

During the contract term, the Thiess project team will mine approximately 6 million tonnes of coal and 74 million bank cubic metres (bcm) of overburden.