Downer secures contract at BHP iron ore operations

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

BHP has awarded Downer a maintenance services contract at its Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) operations in Port Hedland.

The contract entails maintenance of the Port Hedland export operations across the Finucane Island and Nelson Point facilities.

It includes the provision of mechanical, electrical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), minor civils and rope access services.

Downer will work together with the BHP maintenance team in planning and executing these services.

BHP’s WAIO operations are made up of four processing hubs and five mines in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia. Ore from BHP’s mines is processed to produce high-grade hematite lump and fines products.

Downer chief executive Grant Fenn said, “This new contract is testament to our asset services capabilities, as well as the high standards of work we provide our customers.”

Fenn added that the contract win confirmed Downer’s leading position in delivering major maintenance and industrial services in the resources and energy sectors.

Downer has recently secured mining services contracts at the CSA copper mine in New South Wales (Cobar Management) and Commodore coal mine in South East Queensland (Milmerran Power Partners).

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