BHP Iron Ore has selected CPB Contractors to deliver construction of bulk earthworks, concrete and underground services for its South Flank project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
As part of the South Flank project, CPB Contractors will undertake works in and around the existing rail loop, including earthworks and concrete works to support the expansion and duplication of the existing rail loop and stockyard and a new ore processing plant and train loud-out facilities.
This also incorporates works for underground services, including electrical and water services.
The CIMIC Group company is scheduled to begin construction for the $260 million contract in July, with the project works expected to conclude in September 2020.
The South Flank development is one component of BHP’s strategy to increase the mining, processing and out-loading capacity of the Mining Area C hub, approximately 120 kilometres north-west of Newman.
“The South Flank development works will help to ensure that the Mining Area C precinct becomes one of the largest standalone iron ore processing centres in the world, and it is our privilege to again be working with BHP to deliver high-quality assets of long-term value,” CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said.