Samsung C&T has awarded a $330 million contract to Thiess — Australia’s leading and most trusted construction, mining and services contractor, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited — to construct the mine process plant facilities for the Roy Hill iron ore mine.
Funded by BNP Paribas and located about 280 kilometres due south of Port Hedland in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, Roy Hill is a 55 million tonne per annum (Mtpa) project.
According to the official media release by Thiess, the contract with Samsung C&T includes construction of the structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works (SMPEI), currently being designed and supplied by Samsung.
“Thiess has established an industry-leading capability in SMPEI in the coal mining and CSG LNG sectors and we’re proud to further progress that capability with Samsung C&T in iron ore,” said Thiess Managing Director Bruce Munro.
According to Mr Munro, the new contract should be considered a stepping stone towards a new and strong relationship with Samsung C&T.
“We also have a long association with iron ore projects in the Pilbara and this contract represents a continuation with a new client,” said Mr Munro.
On-site works are scheduled to start in July; the new construction operation will require 1000 workers for 14 months.
For more information about the Roy Hill Project, go to http://www.royhill.com.au/