BHP hands out South Flank contract to Clough

BHP's Western Australian iron ore operations in the Pilbara. Image: BHP

BHP has awarded its latest contract for the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia to Clough.

The Perth-based contractor will construct the ore handling plant at the $US3.4 billion ($4.8 billion) project, 130 kilometres north-west of Newman.

Its contract scope includes structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation for the ore handling plant structures, such as interconnecting conveyors and transfer stations.

Clough will create 300 new roles during delivery of the contract, which will be self-performed by the company’s Western Australian-based team.

Peter Bennett, Clough chief executive and managing director, said: “We are pleased to continue to grow our relationship with BHP on the South Flank project, and indeed, within the mining sector in WA.”

BHP is developing the South Flank project to fully replace production from the 80 million tonne per annum Yandi mine, which is reaching the end of its economic life.

The major miner has been busy awarding contracts for South Flank since it approved the development in June last year.

Monadelphous announced yesterday that it had been awarded a $108 million construction works contract at South Flank.

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