The contract, which is valued at A$108 million (US$77.3 million), includes structural, mechanical, piping and electrical and instrumentation works associated with the project's outflow infrastructure. Work will commence immediately and is expected to be completed by May 2021.
Rob Velletri, managing director at Monadelphous, said that the contract award demonstrated the strength of the company's long-term relationship with BHP, as well as its proven track record of reliably and safely delivering large, multi-disciplinary construction projects.
"BHP has been one of our core customers, for both construction and maintenance projects, for more than 20 years," he commented. "We are looking forward to partnering with them on this strategically important project and continuing to build on our proven construction capability within the iron ore sector in the Pilbara. Monadelphous continues to provide a broad range of community support initiatives throughout the Pilbara, including offering local employment and supply opportunities."
The work is expected to provide approximately 400 employment opportunities.