Civmec to build new Hay Point shiploader
BMA has engaged Civmec to fabricate, modularise and commission a 1800-tonne shiploader for Hay Point terminal.
The large material handling equipment will be fabricated at the company’s Henderson manufacturing facility in Western Australia.
Civmec said it was based on pre-contract capital ahead of a large infrastructure replacement project at Hay Point Coal Terminal that was still subject of final board approval by BHP and Mitsubishi.
The contract awarded to Civmec includes the supply and assembly of the complete shiploader, up to the no-load commissioning stage.
Work will commence immediately, with completion anticipated in the second half of calendar year 2022.
Civmec said the award of this scope of work would provide an estimated peak of 150 jobs in Perth.
“We are extremely pleased to be given this opportunity to further support BHP in the delivery of a shiploader,” Civmec chief executive officer Patrick Tallon said.
“This contract follows on from other smart modules and machines delivered by Civmec for BHP projects as part of our partnership delivering high quality, complex machines.”
The other contract wins making up $175 million included a contract with Woodside Energy to support onshore and offshore facilities in Australia; and a contract for the supply of modules for the Iron Bridge Magnetite project, a joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB.
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