LOS ANGELES, Mar 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of
professional technical and management support services for government
and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it has won
a US$12-million design contract from Rio Tinto Coal Australia.
The contract is part of the company's Kestrel Mine extension project in
Queensland's Bowen Basin. AECOM's responsibilities will pertain to the
completion of the extension's design scope, including the remaining work
required for the surface infrastructure.
The extension will provide new underground and surface infrastructure,
which includes new mine access and conveyor drifts to surface, new
coal-clearance systems, overland conveying, washplant upgrades, new
surface facilities, and backbone infrastructure.
The Kestrel Mine produces high-quality coking coal and thermal coal for
export. It uses longwall extraction methods that produce higher
resource-recovery rates, use lower volumes of roof-support materials and
offer increased roof protection for workers than other mining methods.
"We take pride in the fact that we are applying sustainability
principles to our work on this expansive project," said John M.
Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer.
AECOM was previously responsible for providing the feasibility study and
detailed engineering services for the project.
The first coal shipment from the new mine extension is scheduled for
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and
management support services to a broad range of markets, including
transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader
in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of
global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in
delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built,
natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM
serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.1
billion during the 12-month period ended December 31, 2009. More
information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
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AECOM Technology Corporation
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