SRG Global Ltd says its Aboriginal Joint Venture, Bugarrba, has been awarded a five-year term contract with Iron Bridge Operations in the Pilbara of Western Australia.
The five-year term contract with Iron Bridge, an unincorporated joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB, is a master agreement for maintenance and shutdown services to provide engineered scaffold services across
its new magnetite project in Western Australia.
The contract, valued at circa-A$40 million ($26 million) is expected to commence early in 2023.
Bugarrba is a joint venture with members of the Njamal People and SRG Global. The traditional land of the Njamal people covers 42,000 sq.km within the Pilbara, with its name meaning ‘Country’ in the Njamal language. Bugarrba’s vision is to provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities to its people and Aboriginal people more broadly.
Terry Wilson, Bugarrba Board Member, said: “Bugarrba are excited to secure another important contract for the Njamal people and are looking forward to working with Iron Bridge Operations located on the traditional lands of the Njamal people.”
David Macgeorge, SRG Global Managing Director, added: “SRG is tremendously proud of our Bugarrba joint venture, seeing its continued success and contribution to Aboriginal people, and working with Iron Bridge Operations, on what is such an innovative project for Western Australia.”
The Iron Bridge project is set to deliver 22 Mt/y of high-grade magnetite concentrate product, with first production scheduled for the upcoming March quarter.