6 March 2020
The Thiess team is on track to complete its largest ever global relocation of fleet, showing teamwork is the key to getting the job done.
Over the past 12 months, support personnel, technical specialists, asset engineers and administrators from across Thiess’ global business have worked together to coordinate the transport via road and sea of 28 pieces of heavy mining equipment across three continents; a distance over 17,000km.
This complex logistical effort came as Thiess’ team at Ukhaa Khudag (UHG) coal mine in Mongolia's south Gobi Desert, the most remote site in Thiess’ mining portfolio, revised their ongoing mine production requirements.
This change made a fleet of excavators, off-highway trucks, graders and support equipment available to other Thiess projects in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Chile. The opportune purchase of a low hour CAT 994 wheel loader for Thiess’ wholly owned subsidiary, FleetCo, was also added to the Australia bound fleet.