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Thiess to continue mining at PT Wahana Baratama Mining coal mine in Indonesia

Thiess says it has secured a three-year A$220 million ($164 million) contract renewal to continue providing mining services at PT Wahana Baratama Mining’s coal mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Having operated at the project since 2007, Thiess will provide full mining services for Wahana, which is owned by Bayan Resources, including mine planning, environmental and water management, drill and blast, and mining and pit hauling services, it said. The contract renewal commences from November 2021.

Thiess CEO and Executive Chairman, Michael Wright, said: “This extension builds on our long-term partnership with Wahana and recognises Thiess’ ability to deliver sustainable and competitive mining solutions tailored to their operational needs.”

Thiess Executive General Manager Asia, Cluny Randell, said: “We’re proud to continue delivering value at Wahana, a unique operation where Thiess has mined two adjoining mines for two different clients. Our team is focused on continuing to optimise resource recovery and extending the mine’s reserves to deliver long-term value for Wahana.

“Alongside this, we’re looking forward to building on our COVID-19 vaccination efforts, extending our employee and family vaccination program into the community next month.”

Bayan Resources says the Wahana Baratama mine currently produces around 1-2 Mt/y of high calorific value bituminous quality coal.

Thiess to help expand operations at Bayan’s Melak coal mine in Indonesia

CIMIC Group subsidiary, Thiess, says it has secured a A$172 million ($121 million) contract extension from Bayan Resources to expand operations at the Melak coal mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Under the 12-month extension, which takes the contract out to 2023, Thiess will increase coal production and overburden removal and continue to provide additional mining services, including drill and blast, and coal loading to the barge facility, it said.

CIMIC Group Mining and Minerals Executive and Thiess Managing Director, Douglas Thompson, said: “I’m pleased to be continuing our relationship with Bayan Resources and extending our operations at Melak where our team has delivered exceptional technical solutions for almost 10 years.”

In 2008, Thiess was awarded a contract to develop and operate the Melak greenfield coal mine. The mine is divided into the two different mine concessions, Teguh Sinar Abadi and Firman Ketaun Perkasa.