MACA on the road again at Iron Bridge magnetite project

MACA says it has been awarded a bulk earthworks contract at the Iron Bridge magnetite project, a joint venture development in the Pilbara of Western Australia between Fortescue Metals and Formosa Steel IB.

The contract is for access roads and infrastructure at the $2.6 billion project, 145 km south of Port Hedland.

MACA said this work is expected to generate revenue of A$26 million ($17.6 million) for the company, with the scope including general earthworks for camp expansion, construction of 26 km of mine access road, construction of the explosive facility and access road, and a further 23 km of road upgrade works.

MACA, which has already started work on the contract, becomes the latest mining equipment, technology and services contract to find work at Iron Bridge, which is expected to deliver 22 Mt/y of high-grade 67% Fe concentrate production following start up in 2022.

Just last month, Weir Minerals was awarded its largest ever individual mining order from the project.