SIMPEC continues relationship at Fortescue project

Image: Fortescue Metals Group

SIMPEC has been chosen by Energy Power Systems Australia for the construction of the 25-megawatt diesel power generation facilities at Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana mine and rail project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

The $5 million contract awarded to the engineering contractor arm of WestStar is set to commence this month and finish in July next year.

SIMPEC’s works will include the design, partial supply, construction, testing and commissioning of activities for the power station facilities, which are set to be delivered in three separate portions.

It marks SIMPEC’s second contract at the Eliwana project, following a $10 million deal signed in May to build an 800-room camp at the site.

This latest arrangement provides solid grounding for the project team, according to SIMPEC managing director Mark Dimasi.

“To be part of Fortescue’s Eliwana mine and rail project is extremely rewarding and is another commendable accomplishment for the team,” he said.

“A special thank you to Energy Power Systems Australia for supporting us during this tender phase.”

The contract is SIMPEC’s first full vertical installation package and builds on previously announced extensions during the 2020 financial year.

It brings contract awards received during the first quarter of the 2020 financial year to approximately $15 million.

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