Monadelphous keeps BHP, Rio Tinto in the pipeline


Monadelphous has secured a bulk of contracts worth around $200 million, cementing several long-term relationships in Queensland and Western Australia.

Two contracts came from BHP under an existing Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) Site Engineering Panel Agreement.

These involved a haul road extension at the 58 million tonne Jimblebar mine, and a refurbishment at the Nelson Point car dumper one – both expected before mid-2022.

Rio Tinto also offered works for construction associated with its Marandoo dewatering sump project in the Pilbara region, also expected in early 2022.

Monadelphous managing director Rob Velletri said his company valued the loyalty shown by some important clients.

“We are pleased to have secured this work and look forward to continuing to build on our valued long-term customer relationship,” Velletri said.

Other long-term clients include Queensland Alumina, who awarded a three-year contract to Monadelphous for general mechanical maintenance services at its Gladstone operations.

Also in Queensland, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance provided a 10-month extension to an existing contract for a dragline shutdown and maintenance at its Bowen Basin operations.

The engineering company hit the $200 million mark with a four-year contract to its fabrication business, SinoStruct.

SinoStruct will supply equipment to Origin Energy to separate, meter and control coal seam cause for Australia Pacific LNG – similar to equipment supplied by SinoStruct to Origin since 2015.

Monadelphous hasn’t shied away from international business with its maintenance and construction services business Buildtek awarded an underground construction contract by Codelco at the El Teniente copper mine in Chile.

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