Wednesday 8th Jul, 2020

Fortescue awards major pulley supply contract for Iron Bridge

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded a major contract for the design, manufacture and supply of conveyor pulleys at the Iron Bridge magnetite project near Port Hedland in Western Australia.

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded a major contract for the design, manufacture and supply of conveyor pulleys at the Iron Bridge magnetite project near Port Hedland in Western Australia.

Conveyor components manufacturer Prok won the contract and will provide around 170 complete pulleys from its Bayswater production facility in Perth. The pulleys will be installed across 25 new conveyors at the Iron Bridge site.

The pulleys range in size from 500 millimetres to 1200 millimetres in diameter and will be delivered in 6 stages starting in January 2021.

The contract forms part of Stage 2 of the Iron Bridge project which involves construction of a large-scale process plant and port infrastructure to support 20 million tonnes per annum magnetite production

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Prok General Manager Wade Guelfi said the Iron Bridge contract award highlighted the company’s high level of technical capability and manufacturing experience.

“As a recognised leader in large engineered pulleys, we were a perfect fit for this type of project. Our advanced in-house engineering team worked closely with the client to design a pulley solution that meets all project requirements,” he said.

“We are excited to be part of this project and proud to be supporting Fortescue with heavy duty engineered pulleys manufactured right here in Western Australia. We look forward to working closely with FMG as the project progresses.”