BUMA Australia has been awarded a new contract by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) at Blackwater Mine in Queensland, Australia.

The deal, valued at $550 million, will see BUMA Australia continue to provide pre-strip mining services at Blackwater Mine in Central Queensland until June 2026.

Blackwater Mine

The Chief Executive Officer of BUMA Australia, Colin Gilligan said: “BUMA is very pleased to be extending its time at Blackwater and we look forward to continuing our relationship with BMA as well as the local community.”

This contract further builds on the long-standing relationship between BUMA Australia and BMA which currently also includes pre-strip mining services at Goonyella and has previously included maintenance services contracts at Peak Downs and Saraji as well as mining services contracts at Daunia and Norwich Park.

BUMA Australia’s involvement at Blackwater first began in 2012 and has previously included maintenance services as well as pre-strip mining services with a large portion of the workforce having been on site throughout this period.

BUMA Australia Blackwater Project Manager Barry McKeown said: “BUMA Australia has a proud history in Central Queensland and with our client BMA at Blackwater. The strong ongoing partnership between both parties on site is something we all work hard at and are very proud of.”

BUMA Australia will continue to support the local community through facilitating our award-winning training and employment program for First Nations Australians for the duration of the new agreement. BUMA Australia will also continue its support for local Blackwater primary and secondary schools, offering much-needed supplies for learning and recreation.

Read more about our Blackwater contract.