John Holland, a subsidiary of Leighton (LEI), has signed a memorandum of understanding with Isaac Plains Coal Management to negotiate final contract terms on a one-year mining services contract extension, and begin negotiations on an additional three year agreement. The final one-year contract will be valued at approximately $200 million and commence in July 2012. Under the agreement, John Holland will work with Isaac Plains Coal Management to finalise final contract terms and scope of work for a full service mining operations contract for work at the Isaac Plains Open Cut Coal Mine in Queensland. John Holland’s scope of work will include clearing, topsoil stripping, drill and blast, truck excavator waste removal, coal mining, rejects haulage, dump profiling and rehabilitation works. Approximately 3.6 million ROM tonnes of coal will be moved and pass through the mine over the next 12 months.
John Holland Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said the award reflects the diversity of John Holland’s skills across the energy and resources sector. “This agreement provides an opportunity to further develop our mining skills and capabilities, which complement our broader skills in energy and resources, including our specialist engineering capabilities in ports construction and in the delivery of large-scale materials handling infrastructure,” he said. “Our long-term strategy is to use these skills, along with our capabilities as an operator and maintainer of major transport networks, to develop and deliver fully integrated mine operations to port services for our clients.”
John Holland commenced operations at Isaac Plains Coal Mine under an interim agreement in October 2009. The new contract will be finalised in the coming months, with the agreed terms applying to the scope of works delivered from July 2012. John Holland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited (LEI), is one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and services providers to the infrastructure, energy and resources and transport services sectors. Operating across Australia and in New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East, John Holland’s business is driven by its collaborative approach to project delivery and its diversity of skills and capabilities.