Civmec wins civil contract for Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 3 Jul 2020 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Civmec has announced that its Metals and Minerals division secured a stand-alone civil contract for the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

As part of the civil contract, Civmec will build structural concrete components for the dry plant of the project, owned by a joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB.

Located in Western Australia, about 145km south of Port of Hedland, the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project will develop a new magnetite mine, with a production capacity of 22 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of magnetite concentrate product.

Under the contract, Civmec will be responsible for the construction of the structural concrete components for the dry plant, including the primary, secondary and tertiary crushing areas, screening areas, air classification and primary grinding areas, course ore stockpile, dry rejects, conveyors and all related earthing.

It will include more than 350,000m³ of earthworks, the fixing of about 5,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement and the placement of about 38,000m³ of concrete.

To accomplish these works, Civmec will employ more than 200 people at the peak, along with a commitment to engage with Local Aboriginal Enterprises.

The works will begin immediately and are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

Civmec CEO Patrick Tallon said: “Through our current delivery of works for Fortescue in the Pilbara, we have formed a strong working relationship built on transparency, trust and collaboration and reliable execution.

“Hence, we are extremely pleased to be given this further opportunity to continue to work with Fortescue on the Iron Bridge project. This is an exciting project of a very significant scale with a declared value for the overall project being US$2.6 billion.

“The Iron Bridge Joint Venture has demonstrated and refined each step of the magnetite ore processing system and conducted full-scale trials to ensure the effectiveness of the process and gain confidence in the overall project success.”

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Civmec to build structural components for iron mine in Australia. (Credit: Pixabay/Bishnu Sarangi.)

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