Monadelphous Group Limited has just been awarded a major construction contract at BHP’s South Flank Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
BHP’s South Flank Project is set to fully replace production from the 80 Million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) Yandi mine, which is reaching the end of its economic life.
The South Flank Project expands the existing infrastructure at Mining Area C and involves the construction of an 80 Mtpa crushing and screening plant, an overland conveyor system, stockyard and train loading facilities, procurement of new mining fleet and substantial mine development and pre-strip work.
Monadelphous’ $108 million contract involves structural, mechanical, piping and electrical and instrumentation works associated with the project’s outflow infrastructure.
Contract work will commence immediately and is expected to provide approximately 400 employment opportunities.
Monadelphous Managing Director Rob Velletri said 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, multidisciplinary construction projects.
“BHP has been one of our core customers, for both construction and maintenance projects, for more than 20 years. 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,” Mr Velletri said.
Monadelphous’ contract work is anticipated to be finalised by May 2021.
First ore from South Flank is also targeted in the 2021 calendar year, with the project expected to produce ore for more than 25 years.