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CPB Contractors to help deliver wet processing plant at Iron Bridge project

CPB Contractors has been awarded a contract at the Iron Bridge magnetite joint venture project in the Pilbara of Western Australia.

The contract from Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge, and Formosa Steel IB Pty Ltd, the joint venture partners at Iron Bridge, will see the CIMIC Group subsidiary deliver concrete and detailed earthworks for a wet processing plant.

Work will commence this year and is scheduled for completion in 2021, CPB Contractors said.

The Iron Bridge project is expected to see a new magnetite mine developed to support production of 22 Mt/y of high grade concentrate, according to FMG.

The contract was announced in tandem with another award in the water sector, with both set to provide around A$128 million ($92 million) of revenue in total.

CPB Contractors Managing Director, Diego Zumaquero, said: “The award of these contracts is recognition of our people’s expertise in delivering essential and strategic infrastructure projects. Our commitment is to safely and efficiently deliver these projects while maximising the benefits to local communities.”

CIMIC’s CPB Contractors seals A$150 million contract for Rio Tinto in Pilbara

CIMIC’s CPB Contractors has been selected by Rio Tinto to deliver three separate packages of work at the miner’s Robe Valley iron ore operations, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The projects, worth approximately A$150 million ($103 million), include earthworks; construction of roads, bridges and pits; water supply infrastructure and drainage; fencing; and site establishment and demobilisation. The projects will be completed by the end of 2021, according to CIMIC.

Back in October 2018, Rio, together with joint venture partners Mitsui and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, approved an investment of $1.55 billion to sustain production capacity at two projects forming part of the Robe River joint venture in the Pilbara. Around $967 million was set to go towards developing the Mesa B, C and H deposits at Robe Valley, with $579 million for developing Deposits C and D at West Angelas operation.

The investments were to enable Rio Tinto to sustain production of the Pilbara Blend and its Robe Valley lump and fines products.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Wright, said: “CIMIC Group companies have a strong track record of delivering significant projects to the iron ore industry. With our decades of experience in the Pilbara we offer major mining clients certainty and confidence in construction, mining and industrial services.”

Sedgman and CPB Contractors to prep plant for Pembroke’s Olive Downs coal project

CIMIC Group companies Sedgman and CPB Contractors have been awarded a contract by Pembroke Resources at the Olive Downs coking coal project in central Queensland, Australia.

The contract is for design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), and will generate revenue to CIMIC Group of A$184 million ($130 million), the company said.

CIMIC said: “Mineral processing company Sedgman and construction company CPB Contractors will work together to deliver this end-to-end solution. Design and early procurement work will commence immediately.”

The CHPP developed by Sedgman, CPB and Pembroke will have sufficient capacity to process the first phase of annual production of up to 6 Mt of run of mine coal from Olive Downs, according to Pembroke. Fully developed, the project will have the capacity to produce up to 15 Mt/y of high-quality metallurgical coal.

Sedgman Managing Director Grant Fraser called Olive Downs an “exciting, long-term development in the Queensland Bowen Basin”, while CPB Contractors Managing Director Juan Santamaria said the project would draw on his company’s long experience in resources infrastructure and strong ongoing project involvement in regional Queensland.

Work is expected to be completed in 2020. The project has 813 Mt of resources, including 514 Mt of reserves.