John Holland has won a $144m mining services contract from the coal miner Anglo American for its metallurgical coal business in Queensland, Australia.

The three year contract is for services at Anglo American’s Lake Lindsay and Oak Park surface coal mine operations near Middlemount.

Under the contract, the company will provide mining services to a number of open coal pits, including mine planning and scheduling, drill and blast, truck excavator waste removal and coal mining.

John Holland will move 10-15 million cubic metres of overburden each year.

John Holland’s group managing director Glenn Palin said the contract is a step towards the expansion of its services to the mining and resources sectors over the coming 12 months.

The final agreement extends until late February 2014.