Engineering & Mining Journal

APR 2018

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NEWS - THIS MONTH IN COAL APRIL 2018 • E&MJ 37 United. Inspired. New lease on life Sustainable remanufactured components Epiroc offers an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) remanufacturing process where used components are remanufactured to the same original condition and specifications ensuring efficiency and reliability are maintained. plant and gas plant, which includes a coke oven gas supply line to Power Sta- tion and financing of the project. All bid- ders are required to demonstrate their ca- pability to provide the required services and expertise and include their track record in the funding/construction of a recovery type coke oven battery or sim- ilar plant. Maintenance of the coke oven battery for a period of 12 months can be offered as an option. Thiess Wins 3 Indonesian Contract Extensions Thiess, one of the largest mining contrac- tors and a subsidiary of the CIMIC Group, recently announced it won three contracts for coal mining operation in South Kali- mantan, Indonesia. The company secured a $150 million contract extension to pro- vide mine services at Arutmin's Senakin coal mine. The 2.5-year contract exten- sion, will see Thiess continue to provide coal mining services across the Arutmin owned, CLS-managed project including overburden removal, coal handling and preparation works. "The Senakin extension is one of sev- eral mining contracts Thiess has been awarded in Indonesia over the past few months," said CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright. "Our clients value our ability to find solutions and overcome challenges. It's why we have successfully operated in Indonesia for the past 29 years." Thiess has been the sole mining con- tractor of the Senakin Coal Mine since 2000 and the extension involves mining 5 million tonnes of coal and 52 million bank cubic meters (bcm) of overburden. For the Wahana coal mine, Thiess was awarded a three-year $280 million contract to provide coal mining services including overburden removal, pit dewa- tering and coal hauling to port at Waha- na, which is owned by Bayan Resources. "Unlocking value for our clients has been key in strengthening our partnership with Bayan Resources," said Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson. During the term of the Whana project, Thiess will mine approximately 6 million metric tons (mt) of coal and 74 million bank cubic meters (bcm) of overburden. Working with the Satui coal mine, Thiess successfully implemented an in- novative mining plan, which resulted in a $240 million contract extension. At the project's Hanoman West pit, Thiess will move overburden, mine coal and support Mining and moving coal to port is big business in Indonesia. Above, Thiess haul trucks transport coal from the Senakin pit to a sizing facility. (Continued on p. 39)

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