Tuesday 2nd Jun, 2020

BHP awards Pilbara civil construction contract

Photo: BHP

BHP has selected Central Systems to undertake civil construction works at its Mount Newman mine in Western Australia.

It is the second contract that BHP has awarded to the company, which has also worn work with Fortescue Metals Group in the Pilbara.

The scope of the contract includes plant upgrades and shutdowns, brownfield construction, camp expansion, refurbishments, and road and rail infrastructure.

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Though the value of both contracts is undisclosed, Central Systems’ parent company, Resource Development, revealed they are worth a combined $14 million, including the smaller agreement with Fortescue.

Mount Newman is one of BHP’s four main Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) joint ventures, in which it holds an 85 per cent interest with Mitsui and Itochu owning the remaining 15 per cent.

The Mount Newman JV processes ore that is transported by rail from WAIO’s existing mineral leases at Wheelarra and Posmac.

BHP has also awarded contracts at its Pilbara iron ore sites, including at the Yandi and South Flank projects.