Clough JV wins Fortescue iron ore port contract

The BAM Clough joint venture has won the contract to design and build Fortescue fifth loading berth at Port Hedland.

According to the company the work at the Anderson Point Facility includes a 306 metre long wharf extension, seven berthing dolphins, and the supply and installation of the wharf conveyor modules.

Fortescue announced plans to build its fifth berth in 2012.

Clough says project engineering has already begun, with procurement and planning work scheduled for this month.

Construction is slated to begin in May, with completion expected early next year.

Kevin Gallagher, Clough's CEO, said this contract is a major milestone for the JV.

"As the recognised market leader in near shore marine project delivery for the Australian oil and gas sector, this is a great opportunity for  BAM Clough to participate in Fortescue’s growth journey for the first time and bring our full suite of design and construction services to the Australian mining and minerals sector," Gallagher said.

"We will draw on BAM Clough’s extensive local and international resources and 50-year track record in local project delivery to ensure this important project is safely delivered to Fortescue’s cost, schedule and quality requirements."

The award comes as the BAM Clough joint venture celebrates its 50th year.

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