Monadelphous’ $400m contracts cover all bases

Monadelphous has revealed a basket of new contracts in the resources and energy sectors worth about $400 million, including with South32, Newcrest and Codelco.

The engineering company received a 12-month extension to its supply of shutdown and major mechanical services at South32’s Worsley alumina refinery in Collie, Western Australia, where it has worked since 2015.

Newcrest awarded a contract for structural, mechanical, piping and electrical works on the Lihir gold mine front end recovery project in Papua New Guinea.

Monadelphous managing director Rob Velletri said he was proud of the company’s ability to maintain a strong reputation across sectors and with various clients.

“We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationships with these valued customers and are committed to continuing the provision of high-quality, innovative and safe solutions,” he said.

In Chile, Monadelphous subsidiary, Buildtek, will provide mine infrastructure maintenance and repairs at the Chuqicamata underground copper mine for three years. It will also maintain the heap leaching process and electrowinning copper extraction plant at the Radomiro Tomic copper mine for five years.

Also in Chile, Buildtek was awarded a contract by Collahuasi Mining Company, owned by Anglo American, Glencore and Japan Collahuasi Resources. Buildtek will provide modifications to the concentrate distribution system at the Collahuasi Maritime Terminal.

In the energy sector, Monadelphous also won a 150 million contract extension with Woodside Energy to provide maintenance, shutdown and brownfields project services at Woodside’s onshore and offshore gas production facilities in Western Australia

The contract basket follows a strong 2021 for Monadelphous which saw the company end the year with about 7800 people in its workforce – up around 37 per cent on the previous year.

In 2021, the company’s engineering construction division achieved its highest revenue since 2015, securing new contracts worth about $620 million, including $200 million after June 30.

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