Thiess, as it grows its footprint in Chile, has been retained by Minera Centinela for a A$155 million full-service mining contract at the Llano project in the Sierra Gorda District of Antofagasta.
Under the letter of agreement (LOA), work will begin this month. The scope of work includes mining operations, maintenance and asset management services for the greenfield copper mine, which is a joint venture between Antofagasta Minerals (70%) and Marubeni Corporation (30%).
“We are pleased to collaborate with Minera Centinela to develop a mine of the future, focused on sustainable innovation, optimised production and career development for the skilled mining professionals who make up the local workforce,” said Thiess Executive Chair and CEO Michael Wright.
Added Thiess Group Executive General Manager – Americas Darrell White: “Together with our client, we are committed to making Llano our most sustainable project in the Americas, implementing measures to increase efficiencies and reduce the project’s carbon footprint.”
Thiess recently achieved more than 2 million work hours without a lost-time incident in Chile – for which Minera Centinela recognised Thiess as having the best performance in safety and occupational health within the Centinela Mining Jurisdiction.