BGC wins Rinehart’s Roy Hill contracts

Australian company BGC Contracting has won construction contracts for Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore project.

These contracts will see it build the aerodrome, airport roads, and village roads for Hancock Prospecting in the Pilbara.

It is worth approximately $120 million.

According to BGC these contracts complement the previously awarded Early Contracting Involvement for the construction of the railway line, which will see BGC work with John Holland and Macmahon Holdings to build a 340 kilometre rail line from the Roy Hill mine through to Port Hedland.

The Roy Hill project is one of the most anticipated iron ore mines in Australia, and will begin operations in 2014.

It is believed to host around 2.4 billion tonnes of low phosphorous iron ore.

Greg Heylen, BGC’s CEO, said this latest contract will create around 4000 jobs during the construction phase.

Work is scheduled to begin immediately, with completion slated for March next year.