NRW wins Fortescue Solomon contracts

NRW Civil and Mining have won a number of new mining contracts at Fortescue’s Solomon Hub.

Worth approximately $80 million, the contractor will carry out the work in a joint venture with the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation, and Eastern Guruma.

Located to the west of the miner’s Chichester Hub, the contract consists of load and haul, drill and blast, and the initial pre-strip mobilisation.

NRW also expects civil earthworks and access roads will come under the contract.

It has a predicted 18 month duration.

NRW chief executive Jules Pemberton said “Fortescue is a long term client of ours and Solomon represents the next major phase of its growth”.

This new contract follows on from the awarding of the T155 port expansion works at Fortescue’s Herb Elliot port facility.

The $112 million contract involves earthworks, concrete works, piling and tracks works.

The contractor has had a team at the Herb Elliot port since November 2010, carrying out initial civil construction for the Early Works and the T60 Project.

It will start these new expansion works as the previous work winds downs.

NRW expects it workforce to peak at around 220 employees.

The contract miner’s subsidiary Action Drill and Blast have also won a number of drilling contracts, worth around $14.6 million.

These projects including work at the Greenbushes lithium mine, BMA’s Gregory Crinum coal mine, as well as additional work at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek and South Middelback Ranges.

Last week, NRW was also awarded Fortescue’s iron ore rail construction contracts.

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