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Major contract awarded for part of a $1.7B metal project

Fortescue Metals
Fortescue Metals

A small construction company has won a major tender for part of a $1.7 billion iron ore project in Western Australia’s Midwest.

Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) recently awarded a part of WestStar the power station contract for Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana Iron Ore Mine Project, 90km northwest of Tom Price in the Pilbara.

Unprecedented task

The agreement sees subsidiary SIMPEC tasked with performing its very first full vertical installation package, comprising of civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works.

This also includes partially supplying, fabricating, transporting, installing, testing and commissioning all civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, control systems and instrumentation works required for the 25 megawatt diesel power generation facility. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $5 million.

Construction is underway, will be done in three separate sections and end in July 2020.

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‘Commendable accomplishment’

Current job vacancies are advertised here: fmgl.com.au/jobs-at-fortescue/browse-jobs

“To be part of Fortescue’s Eliwana Mine and Rail Project is extremely rewarding and is another commendable accomplishment for the team,” SIMPEC managing director Mark Dimasi said in a statement to the Australian stock market. “A special thank you to EPSA for supporting us during this tender phase.”

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