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Leighton Holdings Secures $1.5 Billion of New Business

Leighton Holdings Ltd has secured $1.5 billion worth of contracts in Australia and Indonesia.

The six year contract won by Leighton Asia is estimated to be worth $1.1billion. It involves expanding the mining services in MSJ coal mine in Indonesia for PT Mahakam Sumber Jaya. The mine, which is part of the HARUM ENERGY Group’s coal operations, is located in the north of Samarinda, East Kalimantan.

PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia, a part of Leighton Asia will expand its overburden removal and coal mining operations to more than 8 million tonnes annually.

Managing Director of Leighton Asia, Hamish Tyrwhitt, said “the contract extension was a testament to Leighton’s strong performance on the project since 2004. The TANITO/HARUM ENERGY group is one of Indonesia’s largest and most successful coal mining companies and the award of this contract further solidifies our close working relationship", Mr. Tyrwhitt said. “We've successfully demonstrated our ability to add value to our client’s project over many years, both through the quality of our people and the safety and reliability of our operations. Backed by a strong international presence and vast experiences in the mining sector, our mining professionals have thrived on providing world class solutions to our clients and reaffirm our competitive position in Indonesia, Our operation in Indonesia has been an outstanding performer for the past few years, and we expect to continue to perform strongly in both mining and infrastructure".

In New South Wales Thiess Services won a 405 million dollar contract from BHP Billiton to undertake remediation works at the Hunter River Remediation project. The project which is due for a 2012 completion involves remediation of river sediments which the industrial activities of the former Newcastle Steelworks affected.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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