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Leighton Contractors awarded Isaac Plains contract


Leighton Contractors has been awarded a three year, US$236.1 million contract by Isaac Plains Coal Management for the Isaac Plains open-pit coal mine in Australia. Isaac Plains is a joint venture project between Sumitomo Corp and Vale Australia and is located in the Bowen Basin region of Queensland. Leighton Contractors employs approximately 160 personnel at the mine.

The contract includes a range of contract mining services, including the operation of a Bucyrus Erie 1370 dragline, and the supply and maintenance of mobile plant and equipment, to produce approximately 2.7Mt/y of coal.

Hamish Tyrwhitt, CEO of Leighton Holdings, said: “The range of mining services covered in this contract reflects the diversity of the Leighton Group’s skills in the resources sector. Leighton Contractors’ expertise in coal, and its history of more than three decades servicing the Australian mining sector, has enabled it to hone efficiencies and incorporate the use of technologies that improve cost structures for our clients.”

Craig Laslett, managing director of Leighton Holdings, added: “This announcement is further testament of our ability to partner with our clients in developing innovative and efficient operating frameworks that ensure positive cost structure outcomes, as well as excellence in performance.”

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