MACA awarded BHP contract in Pilbara

Contract mining and earthworks provider MACA has secured a three-year contract to become a crushing and screening provider for BHP.

The mining services company will commence crushing and screening using both new and existing equipment at BHP’s Mining Area C operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia from October this year.

Mining Area C is one of BHP’s flagship iron ore projects; last year, the company started work on its $US3.2 billion ($4.3 billion) South Flank project, a major expansion at the site that has been positioned as a long-term successor to the company’s Yandi mine, which is expected to reach the end of its life within the next decade.

The initial three-year contract also has the option to be extended for a further two years. MACA managing director Chris Tuckwell said that the company “would like to thank BHP for the opportunity to work with them. We look forward to a long-standing relationship with BHP, working closely together to ensure mutual success.”

MACA’s crushing and screening services will deliver up to 12 million tonnes a year (12Mt/y) for BHP. According to a statement from MACA, the contract, in addition to additional minor Pilbara-focused works, could generate up to $27.5 million in annual revenue.

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