Thiess Sedgman JV win Fortescue Solomon contract

Thiess and Sedgman's joint venture has won the design and construction contract for Fortescue's Solomon mine's processing plant.

The $64 million contract will see it provide the 7.5 million tonne per annum modular iron ore processing plant to the site.

According to Sedgman "the modular plant is an important element in Fortescue's vision of operating the Solomon mine without the need for a new wet plant at the Firetail OPF".

This contract is the first major win in iron ore for Sedgman, which has historically operated in coal.

"The award off this contract followed an Early Contractor Involvement process and is testament to the processed design and delivery capability that [the Thiess and Sedgman JV] TSP was able to demonstrate to Fortescue," Sedgman CEO Peter Watson said.

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