Civmec has secured a major contract worth more than A$330 million for the Rio Tinto Western Range iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

CivmecUnder the contract, Civmec will complete a vertical package of work that will utilise most of the company’s in-house capabilities. From its Henderson, WA facility, Civmec will carry out the heavy engineering requirement for the structural and platework fabrication and where viable will assemble modules for transportation to site. 

On site, the company will deliver the detailed earthworks, civil and concrete components as well as the structural, mechanical, piping (SMP) and electrical and instrumentation (E&I) installation. 

“The fact that we will be utilising our manufacturing facilities to supply our construction site teams, across several disciplines, strongly aligns with our business model to provide multi-disciplined solutions for our clients,” said Civmec CEO Patrick Tallon. 

“This allows us to start the new year with an order book in excess of A$1.150 billion.”

The off-site works will commence immediately, while mobilisation to site is due to commence mid-2023. At peak, the project will employ more than 400 people on site and is currently scheduled for completion in H1 FY2025. 

The Western Range project, which is being developed by a Rio Tinto-China Baowu Steel joint venture, includes greenfields and brownfields scope. First production is anticipated in 2025.

Source: Civmec