More mining contracts on the way says† CIMIC chief
Spanish-owned CIMIC, formerly know as Leighton Contractors said its well-known mining contractor Thiess has been awarded a $160m contract†with BHP Billiton. The contract is for the BHP Billiton Nickel West mining operation in Western Australia.
This $160m BHP nickel contract for Theiss, is a new milestone in the development of the company under it’s new owners.
This deal is valid for approximately a period of 2 and a half years will entail Thiess providing mine planning services, drilling and blast services, explosives and additional mining support for BHP at its Rocky’s Reward nickel project. This is an open-pit project†in Leinster, WA which is situated about 400 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie.
CIMIC chief executive Marcelino Fernandez Verdes said their was the likelihood even more contracts being awarded in the near future, as the company ramps-up its tendering activities for more mining projects.
The BHP Billiton contract follows Thiess’ recent foray into the copper market in Chile, with today’s nickel contract affirming more geographic†diversification for the group.
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