Downer awarded further contracts at Blackwater Mine
Downer EDI Limited (Downer) today announced it has been awarded two contracts by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) at the Blackwater coal mine in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland.
A two-year contract has been awarded for the provision of mining and maintenance services. It is valued at approximately $150 million with an additional one-year option. The scope of work includes the load and haul of pre-strip material using BMA-owned plant and equipment, as well as maintenance of BMA-owned plant and equipment.
The second contract is for the provision of blasting services. It is valued at approximately $75 million and has a term of three years. The scope of work includes the management and provision of drilling and blasting services, including partial down-the-hole loading services.
Both contracts will commence on a date to be confirmed by BMA.
The works included in these two contracts are additional to those included in the $100 million mining services contract announced by Downer in June 2015.