Major miners take Civmec coast to coast


Civmec has welcomed $130 million in maintenance and construction contracts with BHP, Roy Hill and Rio Tinto, bringing its order book past $1 billion.

BHP contracted the construction and engineering services provider for civil and earthworks at its port debottlenecking project stage one (PDP1) for the South Yard of Nelson Point in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

These works will include dewatering, piling, ground improvement, concrete foundations, new roads and high-voltage power works.

They will commence immediately with completion scheduled for the September quarter of 2022.

Also added to Civmec’s Resources and Energy business area was a contract with Roy Hill for the extension of its wet high intensity magnetic separator (WHIMS) plant at Roy Hill’s namesake site in the Pilbara region.

This involves greenfield installation and pre-commissioning to be completed by June 2022.

Civmec chief executive officer Patrick Tallon said the projects were well positioned to facilitate growth for the company in these Western Australian regions.

“We are delighted to secure these project wins with three of our long-term Tier 1 customers,” Tallon said.

“The projects combine multi-year maintenance works along with two projects within our newly formed Maintenance and Capital Works – Resources and Energy area.

“With the BHP PDP1 project located in the Port Hedland region, it provides an ideal opportunity for Civmec’s newly opened regional branch to support the project, validating Civmec’s recently announced plans to invest in a purpose-built facility in Port Hedland.”

The multi-year contract relates to a deal with Rio Tinto and its Boyne Island Smelters (BSL) in Gladstone, Queensland, where Civmec will maintain and rebuild carbon bake furnaces.

This three-year contract has an option for two one-year extensions and reinforces Civmec’s ongoing presence in the region.

“The multi-year Rio Tinto BSL project win in our maintenance and capital works – refineries and smelters area is a credit to our team who have been focused on increasing longer term recurring revenue style contracts to complement our major project and manufacturing activities,” Tallon said.

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