Rocky's Reward mine

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BHP Billiton Nickel West
Western Australia
Project dates
Aug 2015 - 2018
Contract type
Contract mining
$160 million
Group Company
Project details

Thiess has been awarded a $160 million contract with BHP Billiton Nickel West to undertake operations at the Rocky’s Reward nickel mine at Leinster, approximately 400 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.  

The Rocky’s Reward mine is an open‐pit operation within Nickel West’s Leinster mine complex.

Thiess commenced the 30‐month contract at the brownfield operation in August 2015.  Thiess will provide turnkey mining services including mine planning, explosives, drill and blast services, overburden and ore mining, and overarching technical support.A member of the BHP Billiton group, Nickel West is a fully integrated nickel business comprising the Mt Keith, Cliffs and Leinster mines, the Kalgoorlie smelter, the Kambalda concentrator and the Kwinana refinery.

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