|City||Bowen Basin, QLD|
|Client||Peabody Energy Australia|
|Contract type||Design, construct and operate|
|Life span||1996 - Life-of-mine|
In 1996, CIMIC’s subsidiary Thiess began operating at the Burton Coal Mine, the first to be set up in the Bowen Basin. Thiess was responsible for the design and construction of all mine infrastructure and still handles operations, including mining, coal processing, and loading on site. When the mine was constructed, Thiess also built the necessary infrastructure, including an accommodation village for employees, mine offices, a water supply dam and distribution system as well as mine access and product coal haul roads. The Burton pit depth is now up to 120 meters for a distance of more than 28 kilometers. Some 5.5 million metric tons of coal are mined each year at Burton Coal Mine and exported to customers in Europe, Asia, India, and South America.