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$1.3 billion contract at Dysart
CONTRACTOR locks in operations until 2021
Wednesday 16 December 2015  

MINING contractor Thiess has won more than a billion dollars of work at the Lake Vermont coal mine near Dysart.

The Jellinbah Group, which owns the mine, has decided to continue using Thiess to supply all mining operations at the site until December 2021.

Jellinbah Group CEO Greg Chalmers said the operational structure is competitive.

“This is an important commitment for both companies,” he said.

“Thiess has proactively worked with us to ensure that the Lake Vermont mine remains competitive on a global scale, driving value through innovative technical solutions and a focus on operational outcomes.”

Thiess Managing Director Michael Wright said the extension reflected “the strong performance of our operational and technical teams, and their daily commitment to working with our clients in a safe and productive manner.”

However, the contract renewal will also say something about the resetting of labour costs at the mine earlier in the year.

In August around 500 full-time Thiess contractors at the Lake Vermont coal project accepted a new EBA, which stripped them of a range of entitlements.

Under the new EBA, entry level miners took a 15 per cent pay cut, and there was be a limit placed on paid wet days.
Night shift was reduced from 12.5 hours to 10 hours, meaning wages fell by around $10,000 a year for those miners affected.

Thiess has been on site since 2007, when it was contracted to build the mine’s infrastructure including the CHPP. This workload was then expanded in 2012 to aid increasing production at the mine.


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