WestStar business, SIMPEC, has won more mining services work, including a contract with BHP.
SIMPEC secured its first contract for construction work at Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands development in Western Australia last November.
The procurement phase of the project has been completed and onsite installation started in late January.
“This phase is progressing extremely well with underground cabling at an advanced stage,” WestStar reported.
“SIMPEC is working well with the contract principal Grounded Construction and looks forward to developing a mutually beneficial partnership with Grounded.”
Since securing the contract with Grouded and Iluka, SIMPEC has been awarded further minor procurement and services work with Tier 1 clients, including BHP and MSP Engineering.
At the Talison Lithium’s Greenbushes mine in WA, MSP engaged SIMPEC to supply high-voltage and fibre optic cables.
In tandem, SIMPEC is looking for new contracts, with in excess of $100 million in tenders submitted in the December quarter.
WestStar director Bert Modello said SIMPEC was beginning to gain traction in the market, adding that completion of the first few contacts would fast-track the subsidiary’s ambitions.