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Queensland mineral processing company wins $155m coal contract

Queensland mineral processing company, Sedgman, has been awarded a contract at Central Queensland’s Byerwen Coal Mine, generating revenue of $155 million for CIMIC Group.

Established in 1979 and acquired by CIMIC Group in 2016, Sedgman has a long history in the resources industry, and this contract will continue CIMIC Group’s long-standing relationship with QCoal Group.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Wright, said the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract would deliver an expansion on the first phase of the project, which Sedgman was awarded in February 2018, and includes the duplication of the existing coal handling and processing plant.

“The CIMIC Group has a long-standing and successful relationship with QCoal which started in 2007, providing EPC services through Sedgman and mining services through Thiess,” he said.

“This latest contract demonstrates Sedgman’s ability to deliver positive and consistent outcomes for QCoal, and is a testament to the Sedgman team’s focus on delivering enduring value for our clients.”

Early work has commenced at the Byerwen mine site, which is located 20 kilometres west of Glenden in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.  The project is expected to conclude in early 2020.

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