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Fortescue rewards Monadelphous and Pentium Hydro with more Pilbara work

Fortescue Metals Group has handed out new work to Monadelphous Group and Pentium Hydro at its iron ore operations in the Pilbara of Western Australia.

Engineering company Monadelphous has secured a new five-year crane services contract, valued at around A$150 million ($117 million), with the miner.

The contract is for the provision of crane services supporting general repairs, maintenance and shutdown activities at Fortescue’s Solomon (pictured) and Eliwana operations.

Monadelphous has provided crane services to Fortescue’s Solomon operations since 2017 and, last year, expanded those services to Fortescue’s Eliwana operations.

Vysarn Ltd subsidiary Pentium Hydro, meanwhile, advises that it has amended, via a Deed of Amendment, the agreement for hydrogeological borefield drilling and construction services with Fortescue’s wholly owned Chichester Metals Pty Ltd and FMG Solomon Pty Ltd subsidiaries, previously announced in November 2019.

This amendment will see the term of its contract increased to 36 months, with the option of a two-year extension exercisable by Fortescue. The scope of work has also been amended to include the provision of dual tube flooded reverse drilling services, with an additional drill rig expected to be deployed by April.

At the same time, the companies have amended the revenue model for the contract.

Revenue from works in the original contract was based on key performance indicators for a number of production and monitoring bores and was subject to metres drilled and drill rates. Revenue from works will now be based on a combination of day rates and a schedule of hourly rates, Vysarn said.

Monadelphous pockets more WA iron ore, nickel work with Rio and BHP

Engineering company Monadelphous Group says it has secured new construction and maintenance contracts with both Rio Tinto and BHP, with a combined value of around A$60 million ($44 million).

The company has been awarded three three-year master services contracts with Rio Tinto for the delivery of sustaining capital projects across various mine sites and port operations throughout the Pilbara region in Western Australia (stockyard machines at Rio’s West Angelas iron ore operation, pictured), it said.

This work includes structural, mechanical and piping, electrical, instrumentation and controls, and non-process infrastructure projects.

Monadelphous also secured a three-year contract, with a two-year extension option, with Rio Tinto to provide mechanical, electrical and access maintenance services for fixed plant shutdowns at Rio’s Gove alumina operations in the Northern Territory of Australia.

In addition, Monadelphous secured a 12-month extension to its existing mechanical and electrical maintenance, shutdown and project services contract across BHP’s Western Australian nickel operations.

Monadelphous expands BHP relationship with iron ore, coal, Olympic Dam work

A month after securing several major contracts with BHP, Monadelphous Group has announced another series of works packages with the major miner that come with a combined value of around A$120 million ($87 million).

Two of the construction and maintenance contracts were awarded under its WAIO Asset Panel Framework Agreement with BHP.

This includes a contract to provide structural, mechanical and electrical upgrades at the Newman Hub site in the Pilbara of Western Australia, where work will commence immediately and is expected to be completed before the end of 2021.

The second agreement is at BHP’s Jimblebar iron ore mine site, in Newman, where the company will be dewatering surplus water from the operation.

In addition, Monadelphous has entered into the Olympic Dam Asset Projects Framework Agreement with BHP to provide multi-disciplinary construction services at the Olympic Dam copper mine, in South Australia (pictured). The first contract secured under this agreement is for the supply and construction of acid storage tanks and connection to the existing operating acid plant.

Finally, the company’s Maintenance and Industrial Services division has been awarded a contract to undertake a major dragline shutdown for BHP Mitsubishi Alliance at its Saraji coal mine, located near Dysart, Queensland. The work will be completed by the end of December 2020.

Last month, Monadelphous’ latest construction and maintenance contract awards from BHP included a contract for the supply and installation of the Jimblebar Transfer Station project, and a contract for the refurbishment of Car Dumper 3 at Nelson Point, Port Hedland.

Monadelphous bolsters Pilbara iron ore order book

Monadelphous Group has added another A$150 million ($101 million) worth of construction and maintenance work in the resources and energy sectors to its portfolio after being awarded contracts from the likes of BHP, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group and Newcrest Mining.

The company is set to continue its stay in the Pilbara of Western Australia having secured a contract under its existing BHP Western Australia iron ore (WAIO) asset panel framework agreement associated with the dewatering of surplus water at Mining Area C (Yandi mine, pictured).

Close by, it has received a three-year contract with Rio Tinto for the provision of maintenance services and minor projects on its Pilbara marine infrastructure, and one-year extensions to its two existing fixed plant maintenance and shutdown crane services contracts with Fortescue.

In addition, Monadelphous has been appointed to BHP’s WAIO Site Engineering Panel for a further two-year term, to provide civil, structural, mechanical, piping and marine services at its mine site and port operations in the Pilbara.

In Papua New Guinea, meanwhile, Monadelphous has sealed a new three-year contract to provide minor capital project services, including civil, mechanical, structural, piping, and blast and paint at Newcrest Mining’s gold mining operations on Lihir Island. The company has been providing services at Lihir Island since 2017.

Added to this is a four-year contract to continue providing mechanical and electrical maintenance and turnaround services for a customer’s midstream operations in the Queensland, Australia, coal seam gas market.

Monadelphous extends Rio Tinto ties with new iron ore contract

Monadelphous Group says it has been awarded a contract for the provision of fixed plant maintenance services at Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore operations, valued at more than A$100 million ($66.9 million) in aggregate over a five-year period.

The mechanical and electrical maintenance services contract includes the provision of shutdowns and scaffolding at the operations.

Monadelphous Managing Director, Rob Velletri, said: “The contract allows us to build on our long-standing relationship with Rio Tinto. Our focus will be on the delivery of safe, reliable, innovative and cost-effective solutions.”

He added: “We have seen significant growth in our maintenance division over the last two years, with a more than 50% increase in revenue. This award, which is a continuation of the provision of maintenance services to Rio, ensures a strong pipeline of future work within the iron ore sector in the Pilbara.”

Monadelphous has provided services to Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations in Western Australia for more than 25 years.

Monadelphous, BGC win West Angelas iron ore work off Rio Tinto

Engineering firms Monadelphous Group and BGC Contracting will help construct new facilities for Rio Tinto’s West Angelas iron ore mine, in the Pilbara of Western Australia, after the major miner awarded the two companies contracts.

Monaldelphous said its contract at West Angelas Deposits C and D, valued in excess of A$100 million ($68 million), includes the supply and installation of structural, mechanical, piping and electrical and instrumentation works associated with the construction of new iron ore facilities, as well as modifications to existing plant.

The work will commence immediately and is expected to be completed in April 2021.

BGC Contracting, meanwhile, will deliver civil infrastructure work as part of the same project. This includes carrying out bulk earthworks and civil works necessary to construct the heavy and light vehicle road networks that will connect the existing processing plant with the new C and D deposits.

In addition, BGC Contracting will construct the concrete foundations for the planned facility, as well as a HDPE water pipeline and install 17.5km of PVC conduit. BGC said work was due to commence on site in early October, with completion in less than a year. Detailed planning and mobilisation are already underway, it added.

Back in October, 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 to sustain production of its Pilbara Blend products, with first ore anticipated from 2021.

Once operational, both projects will feature the latest technology with 34 existing haul trucks to be retrofitted with autonomous haulage system technology, it said.

Monadelphous Managing Director, Rob Velletri, said his company’s contract award highlighted Monadelphous’ strong reputation and proven capability in delivering large-scale construction projects.

BGC Contracting CEO, Greg Heylen, said: “The West Angelas project will display the multidisciplinary capability of our construction team to deliver this large earthworks and civil works project.

“This latest contract award is a further step in the company’s diversification strategy. We look forward to working with Rio Tinto and all stakeholders to deliver this large-scale project.”