Lend Lease today announced it has secured a circa A$210
million contract to carry out bulk earthworks for the BHP
Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Caval Ridge Mine project
in central Queensland.
The contract will be delivered by Abigroup, part of Lend
Lease's Australian construction business. It covers the
Southern Package of Bulk Earthworks for the infrastructure of
the coal mine located in the Bowen Basin approximately 18km
south east of Moranbah. The contract is predominantly
earthworks, and includes a range of supporting infrastructure
for the mine such as roads and drainage.
Lend Lease Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing
Director, Mr Steve McCann, said the contract builds the
Group's growing presence in the central Queensland resource
"We now have over A$400 million work in progress in this
growth sector in Queensland," said Mr McCann.
"This latest award illustrates the depth and capability of
our infrastructure operations. The majority of specialist
bulk earthworks plant will be supplied internally from
Abigroup's own construction plant fleet, one of the largest
and most efficient in Australia."
The Caval Ridge Mine development is part of a Queensland wide
expansion of selected coal mines owned by BMA. The project is
a 5.5Mtpa greenfield development of the mine in the north
coupled with a 2.5 Mtpa expansion of the Peak Downs Mine to
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