BHP engages WestStar’s Precast Australia for South Flank iron ore project work

WestStar Industrial subsidiaries SIMPEC and Precast Australia have won more contracts in Western Australia, with a notable win at BHP’s South Flank iron ore development in the Pilbara.

The two have been awarded A$3 million ($2.1 million) in contracted work, with engineering contractor business SIMPEC receiving circa-A$2 million in extensions to its current contracts in the state.

SIMPEC didn’t name any specific contracts within its statement, but the company recently won a contract to construct the 25 MW diesel power generation facility at Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana iron ore project in WA.

Prefabricated concrete construction business Precast Australia, meanwhile, has been awarded a contract by Georgiou Group to supply wall panels for the construction of a Costco Warehouse in the Perth Airport precinct. It has also been engaged directly by BHP to initially supply and deliver 200 precast concrete elements to South Flank. The company said there was an opportunity for substantial growth in this contract award.

In addition, Precast Australia was awarded contracts by RHG, Zorzi and Shelford, with total contracts awarded being circa-$1 million.