AECI Australia (Pty) Ltd has been awarded a further five‐year contract extension by Thiess (Pty) Ltd for the supply of bulk emulsion explosives, initiating systems and related services to mines in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.
This consolidates AECI’s base business in that country and strengthens further the relationship between the two companies which began in 2014 when AECI entered Australia to support this major mining customer. The two also have long‐standing partnerships in Indonesia and in a number of countries on the African continent.
The Australian contract, utilising AECI’s existing in‐country capabilities and infrastructure, includes:
- supply of bulk emulsion explosives formulations produced at AECI’s site in Bajool, Queensland, as well as
gassing technology for down‐the‐hole delivery by Thiess
- supply of ammonium nitrate
- supply of the Intellishot® electronic initiating system and booster
Commenting on the contract extension, Mark Dytor, AECI Chief Executive said: “Our relationship with Thiess, as our foundation partner in Australia, exemplifies how we live our AECI BIGGER values of being Bold and Innovative, of
Going Green, and of being Engaged and Responsible. It is built on mutual trust and honesty to the benefit not only of our two businesses but also the global mining sector as a whole.
“AECI Australia is celebrating the achievement of seven years worked without a lost‐time injury. We are proud to deliver a safer, innovative and cost‐effective product offering that enables ‘One AECI, for a better world’. Better
Mining is one of our sustainability goals because we recognise the importance of making global mining safer and more circular. Significant opportunities exist and we look forward to realising more of these in collaboration with customers such as Thiess.”