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Downer reveals contract wins

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Downer EDI has announced five new contracts valued at more than $250 million for its mining services businesses.

The company announced on September 15 that Downer Blasting Services (DBS) had recently been awarded three contracts for the supply, manufacture and delivery of explosives, and down the hole blasting services.

It signed a three year contract, with an option for an additional two years, with Newmont Asia Pacific at its Boddington Gold mine – a new site for DBS – with the contract including the customisation and ongoing management of an onsite emulsion manufacturing facility.

Another of DBS’s contracts was a three-and-a-half year deal with Karara Mining Limited at its Karara Mine Site, which includes options for an additional two, two-year extensions. DBS has provided work at Karara since 2012.

The third DBS deal was a five year extension of the existing contract with Grange Resources (Tasmania) at its Savage River mine site, where DBS has worked since 2007.

Outside of the DBS contracts, Downer was also recently awarded an underground mining contract at Newmarket Gold’s Fosterville Gold, which includes providing ground support services and related mining services.

Finally, Downer also announced its 50:50 joint venture with the Waanyi PBC had been awarded a three year contract covering water and land management and erosion preventioin activities in the Century mine site.

Downer CEO Grant Fenn said the contract wins with both new and returning customers highlighted the company’s broad capabilities in the sector.

“These new and extended contracts are a clear endorsement of Downer’s broad value proposition for mining services customers which includes enhancing safety, increasing productivity and engaging the local community,” Fenn said.

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