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Transfield wins all-embracing coal maintenance deal

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Transfield Services has won a long-term shutdown maintenance contract across seven Bowen Basin coal mines operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA).

The contract has a value of $150m over the next five years and will initially employ 260 personnel.

The deal will see Transfield Services working with BMA to execute a rolling shutdown schedule to provide dragline and shovel shutdown as well as breakdown and project services across the South Walker Creek, Goonyella, Peak Downs, Saraji, Norwich Park, Gregory and Blackwater mine sites.

BMA operates one of the world’s largest dragline fleets, with 33 draglines and eight shovels in operation in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

In an exclusive long-term relationship with BMA, Transfield Services expects to deliver improved contractor safety performance; integrated long-term planning; lower costs per shutdown; and increased availability and reliability of assets.

Transfield Services is currently planning and mobilising for the first shutdown in early July. The company will initially draw upon resources from wholly subsidiaries Broadspectrum and REB Engineering.

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