Thiess wins Fortescue Solomon contracts

 Thiess has won a $100 million contract for the Phase One development of Fortescue’s Solomon Hub project.

The 18 month contract in the Pilbara is for initial pioneering and mine establishment work like haul roads, stockpile pads, and mining of early ore and waste.

Thiess’s work will establish the base for long term mining operations, and will commence in approximately 12 months.

Bruce Munro, Thiess managing director, said this contract is a return to the west for Thiess’s mining business.

“Our construction and services businesses have long term client relationships and strong operations in the West and with the substantial iron ore reserves, there are clients we could assist in getting the best out of their mining operations,” Munro said.

Thiess is already starting to mobilise people and equipment, and has commence preliminary work on site.

The Solomon Hub iron ore mine is part of Fortescue’s Three Hub Strategy in the Pilbara, which will boost its annual production to more than 155 million tonnes in the next few years.

Thiess’s Bruce Munro speaks about the importance of the contract.

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