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Thiess Rehabilitation surpasses expectations at Harum Energy’s MSJ coal mine site

Thiess says it has surpassed its goal of rehabilitating land at the Harum Energy’s MSJ Coal Mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, showcasing the expertise of the Thiess Rehabilitation business.

In 2023, Thiess delivered rehabilitation services for the MSJ Coal Mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, with a target of 35.87 ha, but the team surpassed that goal, rehabilitating 35.97 ha by November 2023.

The project team had to overcome several challenges, including topsoil sourcing and handling requirements, Thiess explained. Further, due to pit sequencing, most of the rehabilitation areas didn’t become available until October 2023, leaving a very short timeframe to complete the work. This was exacerbated by resourcing challenges.

To address these challenges, the team employed several strategies, including:

  • Advancing the final area in pit dumps to expedite soil spreading readiness;
  • Conducting daily inspections and monitoring to ensure the rehabilitation success;
  • Coordinating closely with the client to accelerate plans for rehabilitation in additional areas beyond the initial scope; and
  • Actively involving the client in monitoring and quality control at every stage of the rehabilitation process

Yohanes Agustian, Superintendent Environment, Thiess Indonesia, commended the team on their efforts, saying: “Despite these challenges, our team worked relentlessly to meet our client’s target, on time.”

Thiess wins three-year extension at Harum Energy’s Mahakam Sumber Jaya mine

Thiess says it has been awarded a three-year contract renewal to provide mining services at Harum Energy’s Mahakam Sumber Jaya coal mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Under the contract extension, commencing from April 1, 2023, Thiess will continue providing mine design and planning, drill and blast, overburden removal, load and haul, asset maintenance and management, rehabilitation, water management and haul road maintenance services.

Thiess Executive Chairman & CEO, Michael Wright, said: “Thiess is proud to continue its longstanding relationship with Harum Energy at MSJ, where we’ve worked with our client to deliver sustainable mining services since the mine was developed in 2008.

“This contract enables us to continue our record of delivering certainty for our client, with a clear focus on safe and sustainable production and rehabilitation.”

Thiess Executive General Manager – Asia, Cluny Randell, added: “This contract renewal is great recognition of our team’s ability to partner and grow together with our client and deliver long-term performance and productivity gains for Harum Energy.

“We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with our client and the community of Kutai Kartanegara, where we’ve worked together during COVID-19 to provide vaccinations for the local communities.”