BHP Billiton has awarded the Mine & Port Development JV (MPDJV) a contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning services for an iron ore expansion project in Western Australia.
Total project value is $1.8 billion and Fluor Corporation’s share of the EPCM Contract is 50%.
The project was booked in second quarter 2007.
MPDJV, is a 50/50 joint venture between Fluor Australia Pty Ltd. and Sinclair Knight Merz.
The MPDJV office in Perth, Australia, will lead this project.
This expansion will increase the capacity of the mine from 129 Mtpa to 155 Mtpa.
In addition to expanding the mine site, Fluor, through the JV, will also perform rail and port modifications with final completion expected in early 2010.