Kerman to build Mineral Resources ore storage facility

Mineral Resources has inked a $60 million contract for Kerman Contracting to build the design and construction of the miner’s Port of Ashburton ore storage facility in Onslow, Western Australia.

The scope includes the design, fabrication, supply and erection of an enclosed 284 metre-long ore facility and associated materials handling.

The design is already well underway and onsite construction works are expected to start in January 2023.

Kerman managing director Chris Kerman said the project fit perfectly into the core business and would provide employment for about 60 site personnel and opportunities for local businesses.

“To deliver a world class facility, we will call upon our previous experience in the design and construction of port bulk storage and materials handling facilities in locations such as Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Port Kembla and Whyalla.

“We are very pleased with the opportunity to design and construct a storage facility with these dimensions in the Pilbara region. Once constructed this facility will be one of the largest enclosed bulk storage buildings in Australia’s cyclone region.”

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Editor of industrial titles and mastheads with Prime Creative Media. Publications include Rail Express and Australian Mining (web content).

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