Christmas comes early for Thiess

MINING services provider Thiess is helping Fortescue Metals Group go fully autonomous at Christmas Creek.

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Christmas Creek

Under an 18-month contract Thiess, which is part of the CIMIC Group, will install automated haulage system technology on 65 conventional haul trucks for Fortescue, at its Christmas Creek iron ore mine in Western Australia's Pilbara.
Thiess will convert a minimum of 65 haul trucks to the system, and also carry-out a couple of sub-component installs of the system on ancillary equipment.
Fortescue's truck fleet is made up of Komatsu 930E's and Caterpillar 789D's.
CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said the contract reinforces Thiess' positive working relationship with Fortescue; while CIMIC Group executive mining and mineral processing and Thiess managing director Douglas Thompson said the work at Christmas Creek builds on Thiess' strong record of delivery for Fortescue at th...