$100 million win for Downer EDI with new 2 year BMA contract
Downer EDI, an Australian engineering and infrastructure management services provider has announced on the ASX that it has won a two-year A$100 million mining services contract Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA). The contract is for its Blackwater coal mine in the Central Queensland Bowen Basin.
According to the company`s ASX announcement, it’ll start work at the mine in July 2015; plus the contract has an option for one more year extension.
“Downer has a strong track record of providing mining services to BMA and helping it to drive efficiencies across its operations,”ť said Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn.
“We look forward to extending our working relationship and continuing to deliver efficient solutions for the Blackwater coal mine.”ť
Where are the BMA mines in Queensland
BMA operates seven mines in the Bowen Basin.
- Goonyella Riverside
- Peak Downs
- Blackwater; and
- Caval Ridge and the Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay.
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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the worldâ€™s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queenslandâ€™s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.