Sunday 22nd Sep, 2019

Downer wins $286m mining services extension

Coal. Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

Downer EDI will provide mining services at the Commodore open cut coal mine 200 kilometres west of Brisbane for another five years, after it was awarded a contract extension this week.

The engineering and services firm announced on September 5 it had been granted an additional five-year term, valued at $286 million, to continue operations at Commodore until the end of August 2024.

Commodore delivers coal to the adjacent Millmerran Power Station. Both the mine and the power station are majority owned by InterGen Australia.

Downer has worked at Commodore since 2001, operating and managing the mine and associated activities, including mine planning and design, drill and blast, overburden removal, coal mining and rehabilitation.

Chief executive Grant Fenn said the contract built on Downer’s recent successes in the mining, energy, resources and industrial sectors.

“We are delighted to be continuing this 17-year partnership,” Fenn said.

“Downer has a strong record of providing mining services to Millmerran Power Partners and helping it drive efficiencies across its operations.

“We look forward to extending our working relationship and continuing to deliver efficient solutions for the Commodore mine.”