Two mining services companies have each won major contracts for an $830 million metal development in Western Australia.
Monadelphous Group and BGC Contracting recently secured tenders at Rio Tinto’s West Angelas Iron Ore Mine, 406km south of Port Hedland.
Monaldelphous is tasked with building new iron ore facilities, modifying the existing plant, and supplying and installing structural, mechanical, piping and electrical and instrumentation. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth about $100 million.
Expressions of interest open for work
Monadelphous is currently hiring:
- Mechanical fitters EOI
- Boilermakers EOI
- Rope access technicians EOI
- Electricians (wagon maintenance)
- Painter blasters (shutdown)
- Shutdown supervisor
- Superstar storeperson.
Other contractor has more opportunities
BGC, on the other hand, won the civil infrastructure package, which involves performing bulk earthworks and civil works for building a heavy and light vehicle road network that links the existing processing plant with the mine’s C and D deposits. The contractor will also build concrete foundations for the planned facility, a high density polyethylene water pipeline, and 17.5km of polyvinyl chloride conduit.
BGC is currently hiring:
- civil project engineer (bulk earthworks)
- senior civil project engineer (bulk earthworks)
- health, safety, enviroment and training advisor.
Work has already started on Monadelphous’ package and should finish in April 2021. BGC has started detailed planning and mobilisation, with work expected to begin in October. Construction is expected to finish in less than 12 months.