Total gets four-year contract with Newcrest Lihir mine


TOTAL, the fourth largest international oil and gas company, has been awarded a four-year contract with Newcrest’s Lihir gold mine, following a competitive tender process that began last November.
During the term of the contract, Total will be supplying 14 million litres of lubricants to the sixth largest gold mine in the world, with a production of more than 900,000 ounces of gold per annum.
Total PNG’s general manager Andrew Morton said the contract with one of the largest gold mines in PNG “helps to reaffirm Total’s position as the leading lubricant supplier to the mining industry in Papua New Guinea”.
“It is also a recognition for the team’s work and their mind-set to continue to drive long-term client value”.
Jean Lescure, Total mining director Asia Pacific and Middle East, said the contract strengthened Total’s global working relationship with Newcrest.
“We believe our local presence in PNG and our track record of transitioning complex sites in remote environments were key in Newcrest’s decision of awarding this business to Total,” he said.
Total has been in PNG since 2012 and has a large portfolio of businesses which include upstream activities, retail and lubricants.

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