Thiess wins BHP Pilbara iron ore contract

Thiess has been awarded a $166 million contract for BHP Billiton’s Jimblebar iron ore mine.

The contractor will provide bulk earth works, drainage, road works and selected infrastructure at the miner’s Pilbara based project.

Winning this contract “maintains Thiess’ long standing presence in the Pilbara region delivering large scale civil projects,” Thiess managing director David Saxelby said.

The contract is set to start immediately and continue until the end of July 2012.

This comes as BHP approves $US 7.6 billion for the development of its Pilbara projects, which will increase its overall output to 220 million tonnes per year from the region, after first production at the Jimblebar mine in early 2014.

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