Veris Australia, a provider of spatial data services, has been selected to provide surveying, pipeline design, data and GIS support services for a concentrate and return water pipeline associated with the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Western Australia.
The works, to be executed under subcontract with MPC Kinetic, are expected to generate A$2 million ($1.5 million) in revenue for Veris Australia. Works have already commenced and have an expected duration of 12 months.
The specific scope of works includes boundary staking, centreline set-out, feature and design surveys, level monitoring and as-built surveys for the pipeline route.
The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project, a joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Magnetite Pty Ltd and Formosa Steel IB Pty Ltd, is set to deliver 22 Mt/y of high-grade magnetite concentrate product. The project, set to start up by the end of next year, is 145 km south of Port Hedland in Western Australia.
The contract award leverages Veris Australia’s position as the leading pipeline survey and spatial data service provider nationally and adds to the extensive portfolio of pipeline surveys previously delivered, the company said.
Michael Shirley, Chief Executive Officer, Veris Australia, said: “It’s pleasing to see our significant expertise in pipeline surveys once again recognised with the award of this contract, which follows other recent project wins in pipelines and linear infrastructure across Australia.
“MPC Kinetic is a key client of Veris and we have a well-established relationship, having worked together on numerous pipeline projects previously, and I look forward to our team once again delivering for MPC Kinetic on this key piece of infrastructure underpinning the development of the Iron Bridge project.
“We continue to take big strides forward as a business, with our recent and continued investment in leading-edge data capture technologies and visualisation platforms, which are well complemented by significant contract awards such as this.
“There continues to be a number of pipeline developments under consideration across Australia, and I am confident we are well positioned to take advantage of these opportunities and continue to provide innovative solutions through our technology.”