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Major contract awarded for $1.7B metal project


A heavy engineering and construction provider has won an important tender for a $1.7 billion metal mine and infrastructure development in Western Australia.

Civmec recently secured the primary crushing and ore processing facility contract for Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana Iron Ore Mine and Rail Project, 90km northwest of Tom Price in the Pilbara region.

Variety of work promised

The deal tasks the contractor will full vertical delivery of the iron ore loading, ore screening, associated conveyor systems and primary, secondary and tertiary crushing up to no load commissioning.

Civmec will also be responsible for shop detailing, fabrication, delivery and site installation of civil, structural, mechanical, piping and electrical works.

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Jobs promised for locals

The contract will create 300 local jobs at Civmec’s heavy engineering facilities where the fabrication will be carried out and in the Pilbara for onsite works. Work is expected to begin within months and end in late 2020.

None of the positions are advertised yet but they will be added to the Civmec careers website.

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