Decmil Group says it has been awarded a circa-A$41 million ($30 million) contract to undertake non-mining process infrastructure works at the Iron Bridge Magnetite project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Construction is scheduled to commence in September 2020 and be completed by May 2021.
Under the scope of works, Decmil will design and construct a bulk fuel storage and transfer facility, a mobile maintenance complex, including workshops, warehouses and related satellite office and site services facilities.
The bulk fuel storage and transfer facility will provide a refuelling facility for heavy vehicles, while the mobile maintenance complex includes a heavy vehicle workshop that incorporates locker storage, tool storage and an administration area, Decmil said.
The $2.6 billion Iron Bridge Magnetite project, owned by Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge Ltd and Formosa Steel IB, is expected to see a new magnetite mine developed to support production of 22 Mt/y of high grade concentrate, according to Fortescue. First concentrate is expected to be produced by mid-2022.
Decmil’s agreement is the latest in a stream of contracts the JV has issued recently, including the award of a wet processing plant build to CPB Contractors, a civils contract awarded to Civmec to build the structural concrete components for the dry plant at the project, and PROK’s contract for the design, manufacture and supply of conveyor pulleys at Iron Bridge.
Decmil CEO, Dickie Dique, said the company was delighted to secure works at one of Australia’s most significant mining projects.
“Crucially, this award at such a major project enhances our credentials to potentially secure more work in a resurgent iron ore and magnetite sector,” Dique said.