Perth-based Macmahon Holdings has been named preferred mining contractor for Anglo American's Dawson coal operations in Queensland.
If contracted, Macmahon will provide surface mining works at Dawson South – one of three open pits at the larger Dawson mine – under a three-year agreement valued at about $200 million.
Macmahon expects to finalise a mining services agreement in the near future, with contracted works to begin in July.
“We look forward to working very closely with our new client to ensure a smooth transition period and continuity of safe operations,” he said.
It adds to a string of contract announcements for the Perth business, which has also been named as the preferred mining contractor for Red 5 and St Barbara’s gold projects in Western Australia.
Those contracts, in addition to a recent four-year mining agreement with Silver Lake Resources, are expected to add about $1.4 billion to Macmahon’s order book.
Shares in Macmahon closed down 2.4 per cent to trade at 20 cents.