Saturday 17th Aug, 2019

Civmec wins Eliwana supply contract, creates 300 jobs

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Fortescue Metals Group has awarded Civmec a contract to deliver the primary crushing and ore processing facility at its Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Civmec will supply Eliwana’s iron ore loading, primary, secondary and tertiary crushing, ore screening and associated conveyor systems as part of the deal.

The package of works also includes shop detailing, fabrication, delivery and site installation of the civil, structural, mechanical, piping and electrical works.

Around 300 people will be employed at Civmec’s heavy engineering facilities and in the Pilbara for onsite works as a result of the contract.

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The company will commence works in the coming months, with completion of the contract expected in late 2020.

“We have worked extensively with Fortescue for some time to secure this award, with the package of work utilising many of our core disciplines in a single, vertical solution offering,” Civmec Chief Executive, Patrick Tallon, said.

“Fortescue’s strong commitment to supporting West Australian industry, by engaging our fabrication capability as part of the turnkey solution, is commendable. This is a great start to the 2020 financial year and we look forward to the year ahead.”

Fortescue has announced plans to hand out a further $500 million in contracts for Eliwana in 2019.