Major WA contract awarded

Doric Constructions has been awarded one of the most hotly contested mining services contracts in WA.

One of the most sought after mining services contracts in Western Australia was this week awarded to WA company Doric Constructions.

The contract is a $70 million deal for construction of the main camp and accommodation village at Gindalbie Metals’ upcoming Karara mid-west iron ore project.

According to Gindalbie, the contract encompasses design and installation of the construction camp and associated facilities that will house the main construction work force for Karara.

Construction of Gindalbie’s $1.8 billion Karara project official got under way on the weekend with ground-breaking ceremony attended by State Premier Colin Barnett, as well as executives from both Gindalbie and its Chinese joint venture partner Ansteel.

The contract is for construction of a 900-room construction camp and associated facilities to be built in 2010.

Gindalbie said that the peak of construction will see the camp house up to 1,350 workers, with 450 permanent mine workers to stay after completion.

Managing director garret Dixon said it was important for Gindalbie to award the contract to a local company.

“We are very pleased to be able to announce the award of this important major contract for the Karara Project to a West Australian company,” he said/

“The construction camp will be a modern, state-of-the-art accommodation facility designed to provide functional, comfortable and efficient accommodation and services to a significant proportion of the estimated 1,500 work force that will ultimately be involved in construction of the Karara Project.”

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