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Major contract awarded for part of a US$4.6B metal project

Primero Group
Primero Group

A multi-disciplinary engineering group has won a major tender for part of a US$4.6 billion (A$6.8 billion) metal development in Western Australia.

Primero Group recently secured the balance machines contract for BHP’s South Flank Iron Ore Project, 130 km northwest of Newman in the Pilbara.

Largest in the world

The deal involves supplying and installing balance machines on behalf of head contractor ThyssenKrupp Industrial, which has worked on the project since November 2018.

Namely, Primero must pre-assemble two stackers plus an off-reclaim machine at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson. The machines are promised to become the largest rail mounted stacker/reclaim machines installed in the world, with a loading capacity of 20,000 tonnes an hour.

Several job opportunities

The group is hiring mechanical fitters, advanced riggers, boilermakers, coded welders and electricians for the project. These jobs are advertised here: seek.com.au/Primero-Group-jobs/in-Henderson

The company is offering nine month contracts, working from Mondays to Saturdays for a maximum of 56 hours a week.

Work is expected to begin shortly and end before 30 June 2020.

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World class machinery

“These will he the largest rail mounted balance machines to ever be installed anywhere globally,” Primero managing director Cameron Henry said in a public statement.

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