Downer EDI $600m contract – BMA Blackwater

Downer EDI has been awarded a $600 million contract to provide mining and related services at BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Blackwater coal mine in Queensland.

The three-year agreement at the Central Queensland coal mine will involve overburden removal and haulage, equipment maintenance, and drilling services.

Downer was also awarded a $400 million contract to provide mining services at the Gruyere gold joint venture between Gold Fields and Gold Road Resources in WA last December.

In late February Downer also announced $155 million in contract wins through its engineering, construction and maintenance division, including mining and energy deals with Chevron and Alcoa in Western Australia, and BHP in South Australia.

Non-mining deals also made up a part of the $155 million, including contracts with WaterNSW and Moly Cop in New South Wales and Synergy in WA for the maintenance, shutdown and support of its Muja power station.