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Downer receives five-year extension at Commodore open-pit coal mine

Downer EDI Limited and Millmerran Power Partners are to continue their partnership at the Commodore open-pit coal operation in southeast Queensland, Australia, after agreeing a five-year extension of contract mining services.

The contract extension is valued at A$286 million ($204 million), according to Downer, and will see the company carry out operations at Commodore until the end of August 2024. Downer has been providing a “total mining service” at Commodore since 2001 to deliver coal to the adjacent power station.

The scope of works includes operating and managing the mine and associated activities, including mine planning and design, drill and blast, overburden removal, coal mining and rehabilitation. Downer also holds statutory responsibility for the mine site.

Downer CEO Grant Fenn said the contract extension was a clear demonstration of Downer’s ability to deliver value for its customers.

“Downer has a strong record of providing mining services to Millmerran Power Partners and helping it to drive efficiencies across its operations. We look forward to extending our working relationship and continuing to deliver efficient solutions for the Commodore mine,” he said.

The contract builds on Downer’s recent successes in the mining, energy and resources and industrial sectors with the award of a A$120 million mining services contract at the CSA mine in New South Wales, a five-year maintenance and support services contract at the Chevron-operated Gorgon and Wheatstone facilities in Western Australia, and a A$660 million underground mining services contract at the Carrapateena copper-gold mine in South Australia.