BHP awarded the supply and installation of the balance machines to thyssenkrupp in November 2018.
Primero's scope is the pre-assembly of the two stackers and one off-reclaim machine at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC), which is located in Henderson, south of Perth. The machines are the largest rail mounted stacker/reclaimer machines to be installed in the world, with a loading capacity of 20,000t/h.
The contract is set to commence immediately and is expected to be completed in the current financial year. Primero stated that the contract award represents another significant win for its non-process infrastructure division and will create up to 60 direct positions locally over the contract period.
Cameron Henry, managing director of Primero Group, commented: "We are pleased to be undertaking this landmark project on behalf of Tier 1 companies such as BHP and thyssenkrupp. These will be the largest rail mounted balance machines to ever be installed anywhere globally. This contract award again demonstrates Primero's growing reputation as a contractor of choice and provides further evidence of our diverse exposure to various commodities, geographies and clients."