Downer awarded further contracts at Blackwater Mine

20/08/2015

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.

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