Agribusiness & Food

Kerman Contracting wins CBH contract to build bulk fertiliser facility

BGC Contracting has secured a bulk earthworks and roads contract at Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The CBH Group has awarded a $55 million contract to Kerman Contracting to design and build a bulk and liquid fertiliser import, storage, and dispensing facility at its export terminal in Kwinana.

This facility will store 55,000 tonnes of bulk fertiliser and 32,000 tonnes of liquid fertiliser.

Kerman’s Managing Director Chris Kerman said the company was proud to work with the CBH Group once again.

“This contract is the culmination of nearly a year’s work commencing with a competitive tender process and culminating in a negotiated Lump Sum contract that meets CBH’s financial and operational goals,” Kerman said.

Kerman’s first project for CBH was the Northampton Fixed Storage facility in 1995. The company has since designed and constructed more than thirty projects for the CBH Group, including multiple port and upcountry fixed storage facilities, rapid rail loading facilities and grain processing projects at CBH’s Metro Grain Centre in Forrestfield.

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“This project fits perfectly into our core business being the design and construction of large bulk storage and materials handling facilities as well as structural, mechanical, piping and electrical installation works. We look forward to delivering a zero harm, high quality project for the CBH Group,” Kerman said.

Detailed design work on the project will begin immediately with site work due to start in January 2022 and an expected project completion in first half of 2023.

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