Contract Miner of the Year Finalist: BBS

Specialist Contractor Bilfinger Berger Services (BBS) recently celebrated four years without Lost Time Injury at its Port Hedland operations, earning it a spot as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Specialist Contractor Bilfinger Berger Services (BBS) recently celebrated four years without Lost Time Injury at its Port Hedland operations, earning it a spot as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

BBS have been working with BHP in Port Hedland for over 12 years. The Hedland Operations turnover about $10 million and employ around 75 people, which increases to 110 during shut down.

BBS has also completed a number of design and construction projects for the Yandi mine in the Pilbara region.

BBS were engaged by BHP Billiton to build an interim Crushing Plant (ICP) alongside the Yandi 11 Crushing Plant in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Under the $16 million contract, the ICP was designed to process 5.5 MTPA of iron ore to produce iron ore fines with 95% passing 12mm.

The plant consists of three stage crushing and screening with a tertiary circuit and 7 belt conveyors. BBS maintained full mine operation while building the tertiary circuit and seven belt conveyors required to crush and screen the iron ore.

With over 2,600 employees across Australia and New Zealand and an average revenue growth rate of 50%pa over the past three years, BBS has cemented itself as a reliable contractor in the Mining industry.

In 2007, BBS secured over $1.5 billion in new and long term contracts.

The contractor has also been responsible for the successful shutdown of Pannawonica Mine.

According to BBS, the shutdown was peformed on time, on budget, incident free and ahead of schedule.

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