New construction at Roy Hill will require 1000 workers, as Thiess has been awarded a new contract for construction of the mine processing plant at the Roy Hill mine.
The $330 million contract, awarded by Samsung C&T, includes structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works (SMPEI), currently being designed and to be supplied by Samsung.
Site works are expected to commence in July this year, and will require up to 1000 workers for around 14 months.
Thiess managing director Bruce Munro said this new contract represents their new relationship with Samsung C&T.
“Thiess has established an industry-leading capability in SMPEI in the coal mining and CSG LNG sectors and we’re proud to further progress that capability with Samsung C&T in iron ore,” he said.
“We also have a long association with iron ore projects in the Pilbara and this project represents a continuation with a new client.
The Roy Hill project was funded by BNP Paribas, and is located 280km south of Port Hedland.