|Client||Wesfarmers Curragh Pty Ltd|
|Contract type||Contract mining|
|Life span||June 2008 – March 2021|
|Contract volume||AUD 907 million (at June 30, 2014)|
Thiess, the CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, has operated one of Australia’s largest independent coal mines, Curragh North, since 2004 and is now delivering its third successive contract. Thiess have consistently met production targets through operational excellence and a commitment to strong safety performance.
Thiess commenced operations at Curragh North Coal Mine in 2004 with the construction of mine infrastructure. Under the current contract, Thiess will remove up to 49 million cubic meters of overburden and 9.3 million tons of coal annually. The scope also includes operation and maintenance of Thiess’ mobile plant and equipment.
Thiess has driven outstanding productivity and safety for Wesfarmers Curragh. The company has introduced an Australia-first pairing of a fleet of T282C ultra class trucks with the client’s electric rope shovel, which has significantly improved efficiencies in production. Thiess’ operations have also been supported with strong leadership and reporting, ensuring the early identification and management of safety risks.
Thiess has also ensured workforce diversity and community engagement on this project. In July 2013, 10 Indigenous women became the first graduates of the “Oothungs (Sisters) in Mining” program, kick-starting their careers at Curragh North. In addition, the team has sponsored a series of healthy living events, raised funds for Angel Flight, and supported many local charities and sporting organizations.