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Central Systems secures $41 million Fortescue Solomon contract

Resource Development Group’s Central Systems subsidiary has been awarded a contract to design and construct the central facilities at the Fortescue Metals Group’s Solomon mine site in the Pilbara of Western Australia.

The contract with FMG Solomon Pty Ltd has a value of approximately A$57.5 million ($41.3 million) and is due for completion in June 2021.

Fortescue’s Solomon Hub is in the Hamersley Ranges and comprises the Firetail and Kings Valley mines, which together have a production capacity of 75 Mt/y. At the hub, higher iron grade, low cost Firetail ore is blended with low phosphorous Chichester ore to create the company’s Fortescue Blend.

RDG also advises that its 80%‐owned subsidiary, Crushing Service Solutions (CSS), recently demobilised from the Minjar gold plant near Southern Cross, Western Australia, as a result of early contract termination with Tianye SXO Gold Mining.

In the company’s recent annual financial report, it said it was in the process of reviewing the operations of CSS as it seeks to determine its future direction to ensure profitability.

RDG subsidiaries win A$26 million of work from Fortescue, Tianye SXO Gold Mining

Resource Development Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Central Systems Pty Ltd, is to design and construct an overpass at Fortescue Metals Group’s Cloudbreak mine site as part of an agreement with the miner’s Chichester Metals subsidiary.

The overpass is due for completion in late November, RDG said.

Cloudbreak is one of two mines (Christmas Creek being the other) within the Chichester Hub in the Chichester Ranges of Western Australia. The hub has an annual production capacity of 100 Mt/y of iron ore from three ore processing facilities (OPF).

Cloudbreak also hosts a 5 km relocatable conveyor (pictured), which includes two semi-mobile primary crushing stations and feeds directly into the Cloudbreak OPF.

Separately, RDG’s 80%‐owned subsidiary, Crushing Service Solutions, has been awarded a crushing and screening services contract with Tianye SXO Gold Mining Pty Ltd to provide these services in order to feed the Minjar gold plant near Southern Cross in Western Australia.

This contract will have a duration of approximately 12 months, RDG said.

The aggregate amount of these contract awards is A$26 million ($17.9 million), according to RDG.