SIMPEC, a subsidiary of WestStar Industrial, has been awarded its first contract – construction work at Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands project in Western Australia.
The $1.5 million contract, awarded by Grounded Construction, will see SIMPEC fulfil a key mechanical, electrical and communications contract in the construction of two separate accommodation facilities for use by Iluka and Tonox. The two facilities will cater for 400 people.
WestStar considers the contract win to be a significant milestone for the group, saying it represents the first step in implementing the next stage of its business model – diversifying into new lines of products and services.
Bert Mondello, WestStar director, said the contract was testament to the SIMPEC team and its credentials.
“To win their first contract after such a short period of time with Iluka, a major international resource company, is a great result for WestStar and its shareholders,” Mondello said.
WestStar acquired SIMPEC in an all-scrip deal worth around $2.2 million in August.