Modular buildings at Yandi

A modular-building supplier will install a 1200-bed village and central facilities at BHP's Spinifex Ridge project in Yandi, north of Newman in Western Australia.

Australia’s largest modular-building supplier has landed a $36 million contract to install a 1200-bed village and central facilities at BHP’s Spinifex Ridge project in Yandi, north of Newman in Western Australia.

Ausco Modular will bring together a variety of trades to start work this month and hand over the completed project by the end of January 2010.

Ausco Modular West Australian regional manager James Rowdon said the company is responsible for the entire village construction and fitting it all together.

“This is a very strategic and tactical operation that requires strong engineering and project management capabilities,” Rowdon said.

A team of around 50 people will work on the project including some sub-contractors for jobs such as construction of the central facilities, communication connections, and installing the pool.

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