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Sedgman and CPB Contractors from CIMIC Group win $757m contract


Australian multinational giant BHP has appointed CIMIC Group’s Sedgman and CPB Contractors in a joint venture for its Western Ridge Crusher Project in Western Australia.

The project is estimated to generate CIMIC Group $757 million. It will involve an end-to-end solution for the design and construction of a new 30 Mtpa primary crusher (separately procured by BHP), a 12-kilometre overland conveyor, radial stacker, and associated stockpiling systems. 

“The unique combination of Sedgman’s mineral processing experience and CPB Contractors’ construction expertise provides our clients with the certainty of a proven track record in the delivery of major process infrastructure in the mining industry,” CIMIC Group executive chairman Juan Santamaria said.  

Sedgman managing director Grant Fraser added: “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with BHP and extensive work with CPB Contractors to deliver value for the Western Ridge Crusher Project. It is an exciting, long-term development in Western Australia.” 

The Western Ridge Crusher site is in Nyiyaparli Country in the Pilbara region, approximately 21 kilometres southwest of Newman. 

According to the company, Sedgman and CPB Contractors have worked in collaboration with BHP for 12 months on the project. This process has progressed engineering, design and long-lead procurement.  

Construction will commence in May 2024 with the site expected to start production in the first quarter of 2027.  

“CPB Contractors has a legacy delivering major projects for BHP in Western Australia and a current workforce based in the Pilbara region,” CPB Contractors managing director Jason Spears said. 

“We will continue to work closely with the local community to leverage employment, business and social opportunities with a focus on skills, training and diversity.” 

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