Leading resource sector services company Sedgman Limited (SDM) announced that the Thiess Sedgman Joint Venture (TSJV) has been awarded a A$85 million contract to design, procure, construct and commission a Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) at the Codrilla Coal Mine on behalf of Macarthur Coal (C&M Management) Pty Ltd, the manager of the Coppabella Moorvale Joint Venture (CMJV). The mine is located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, approximately 185km south west of Mackay near the townships of Nebo and Moranbah and is being developed by the CMJV, in which Macarthur Coal (MCC) is the majority joint venture participant. Mining operations are expected to commence in calendar year 2012, subject to the receipt of final regulatory approvals. The CHPP capacity will be 600 tonnes per hour. The TSJV’s works have commenced, and practical completion is due in the fourth quarter of FY2013. The TSJV contract is not contingent on any outcomes of the current PEAMCoal takeover offer for Macarthur Coal.
Sedgman Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Nick Jukes said Sedgman was extremely pleased to further strengthen its relationship with Macarthur Coal. “Sedgman has had a long association with Macarthur Coal, having designed and built CHPPs at the Coppabella mine in 1999, at Moorvale Mine in 2003, and at Middlemount Mine in 2007. Sedgman continues to operate these CHPPs, including stockpile management and train loading functions.
Sedgman Limited (SDM) was established in 1979 and is a leading provider of mineral processing and associated infrastructure solutions to the global resources industry. Specialising in the design, construction and operation of coal handling and preparation plants (CHPPs), Sedgman is recognised internationally for its mineral processing and materials handling technologies.