Thiess Indonesia, a subsidiary of Leighton (LEI), has been awarded a US$393 million coal mining contract by PT Tamtama Perkasa, a member of the Barito Pacific Group. Under the five year contract, Thiess Indonesia will provide mining services for the delivery of 7.5 million tonnes of coal at Muara Teweh in Central Kalimantan. Operations are expected to commence in late 2012.
Thiess Managing Director Bruce Munro said the contract was in line with the company’s strategy for continued growth in Indonesia. “This contract reaffirms Thiess’ position as one of the leading mining services contractors in the world,” Mr Munro said. President Director of Thiess Indonesia, Roy Olsen welcomed the new partnership with the Barito Pacific Group which has a highly successful track record.
Thiess has an annual turnover of $7 billion and $24 billion work in hand. With 20,000 employees, it has become Australia’s leading and most trusted construction, mining and services contractor. Thiess is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited.