PRESS RELEASE: Revenue to CPB Contractors for this construct-only contract is approximately A$260 million (US$19 million), with construction scheduled to commence in July and conclude in September 2020.
Michael Wright, CEO of CIMIC Group, said: "CIMIC Group has delivered significant resources infrastructure projects for the major mining clients in the iron ore industry, with our team continuing to contribute to Australian mining across all sectors.
"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."
Juan Santamaria, managing director at CPB Contractors, added: "Our extensive mining and resources experience and long history in the Pilbara mean we can offer comprehensive construction capabilities, certainty of delivery, and high standards of safety and quality.
"In addition, we are focused on a procurement strategy that provides participation, employment and training opportunities for Indigenous enterprises and local businesses, towards broader community benefits."
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. 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;
- Earthworks and concrete works for the development of a new ore processing plant and train load-out facilities; and
- Underground services, including electrical and water services, for the above work.
The Mining Area C precinct is located approximately 120km northwest of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.