The $A20 million contract is for the installation of secondary roof support in the mine’s longwall gate roads in advance of the retreating longwall production unit.
“WDS has been working for Xstrata Coal at Tahmoor colliery since 2002 and it is pleasing to achieve the renewal of this contract in what is still a very competitive market,” WDS managing director Terry Chapman said.
“This demonstrates the value that clients such as Xstrata place on WDS’ safety performance, as well as WDS’ capability to continually meet and exceed expectations and further reinforces our ability to maintain strong relationships with our key clients.
“We are pleased to report that this project has not had a recordable injury for over 12 months.”
The contract runs for two years with the option to extend for a further 12 months.
Chapman said the project would provide WDS’ mining division with the ability to continue to focus on project improvements and retain key personnel.