A civil and mining contractor has won a tender for part of a metal development worth US$2.6 billion (A$3.9 billion).
NRW Holdings recently secured the bulk earthworks contract for Fortescue Metal Group’s (FMG’s) Iron Bridge Magnetite Project, 145km south of Port Hedland.
The agreement tasks the contractor with carrying out bulk earthworks and drainage work for roads, the processing plant and other infrastructure necessary for the new mine site development. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $70 million.
The full project involves building a new magnetite mine capable of producing 22 million wet metric tonnes per annum of magnetite concentrate. It also requires processing facilities, transport facilities and associated infrastructure.
FMG has instructed NRW to start mobilisation. The work is expected to last for about 11 months and employ roughly 200 staff who will be based at the work site.
The contractor has started recruiting for the following fly-in fly-out (FIFO) job vacancies:
- all round plant operators (multiple positions)
- auto electricians (multiple)
- boilermakers (multiple)
- dozer operators (multiple)
- dump truck operators (multiple)
- earthworks supervisors (multiple)
- environmental advisor
- excavator operators (multiple)grader operators (multiple)
- heavy duty fitters (multiple)
- mining excavator operators (multiple)
- water cart operators (multiple).
Successful applicants will be offered work on a FIFO roster of two weeks on and two weeks off, night shift with 15 per cent allowance loading, double time overtime, 2.5 time public holiday penalty rates, five weeks of annual leave, salary sacrifice, income protection and discounted private health insurance.
“NRW is pleased to be involved in this exciting new project with Fortescue and looks forward to its successful execution,” NRW CEO Jules Pemberton said in a statement to the stock market.