Thursday 17th Oct, 2019

BMA awards $200M contract at Goonyella coal mine

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance has awarded a $200 million two-year contract for mining services at its Goonyella Riverside coal mine in Queensland.
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BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has awarded a two-year contract worth around $200 million for mining services at its Goonyella Riverside coal mine in Moranbah, Queensland.

Downer EDI was selected for the works, with provisions to be extended for a further three years.

It replaces an existing contract between Downer and Goonyella, which started in 2016 and expired on 30 September.

Downer Chief Executive Officer, Grant Fenn, said the company was pleased to have extended its relationship with the BMA at Goonyella.

“Downer has been working closely with BMA at a number of mine sites for many years,” Fenn said.

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“We look forward to continuing to provide safe and productive services at the Goonyella Riverside coal mine.”

Goonyella Riverside coal mine is located in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin region and has been producing premium coking coal since 1971.

The mine, one of seven in the region owned and operated by BMA, exports more than 55 million tonnes of coal a year to more than 27 countries.

Downer also services the Blackwater mine in the Bowen Basin region, as well as the Commodore mine in the Toowoomba region and Meandu mine in the South Burnett region.