Leighton Asia (LEI) has received a Letter of Award for a seven-year contract worth approximately A$420 million to provide mining services to PT Marunda Grahamineral in Central Kalimantan. Located in the Laung Tuhup of Central Kalimantan’s Murung Raya Regency on the island of Borneo, this coal mining project involves the extraction of over 2 million tonnes of high-quality thermal and coking coal per annum by traditional drill and blast and truck and shovel methods. Securing the contract is a very significant initiative as it represents a first strategic move into coking coal mining in the emerging Central Kalimantan region for Leighton Asia, which operates in Indonesia through PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia. The contract was won on the back of PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia’s solid contract mining and remote infrastructure competency and experience, and proactively positions the Company to provide support in further developing the country’s vast minerals and resources potential.
“Winning this contract is a testament to our solid track record and the experience accumulated over the past decade of working in Indonesia. We are very proud to have won such a significant award, which is integral to our strategy of securing major, high quality coking coal mining projects in Central Kalimantan. This contract award from PT Marunda Grahamineral reaffirms our competitive position in Indonesia as a leading provider of total mining solutions for our clients,” said Justin Colling, President Director of PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia,.
Since establishing a presence in Asia in 1975, Hong Kong-headquartered Leighton Asia has gone from strength to strength as one of the region’s leading construction and mining service providers. Over the years, we have built up a solid track record and a strong reputation for reliability based on a unique combination of local knowledge and extensive international experience.