WestStar bags BHP contract at South Flank

The South Flank site. Image: BHP

WestStar Industrial subsidiaries SIMPEC and Precast Australia have continued to pile up top tier contracted works, including at the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

BHP Billiton Iron Ore has reportedly engaged directly with WestStar’s concrete construction business Precast Australia to initially supply and deliver 200 precast concrete elements to the South Flank project.

WestStar anticipates substantial growth in its South Flank contract award, which alongside Georgiou Group and RHG contract awards, to name a few, have brought in around $1 million to the company.

WestStar’s engineering contractor business SIMPEC has also scooped around $2 million in extensions to its current contracts across all structural, mechanical and piping (SMP) and electrical and instrumentation (E&I) disciplines.

SIMPEC was contracted at Rio Tinto’s Robe River joint venture project, West Angelas, and Fortescue Metals Group’s 800-room camp at the Eliwana mine in the Pilbara in these work disciplines.

It was also contracted for a range of piping works at Tianqi Lithium’s Kwinana processing plant, Talison Lithium’s Greenbushes mine and Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands development.

“SIMPEC continues to add value on site and it is pleasing to formalise these scope extensions. Working on large projects, there are many opportunities to extend our footprint,” managing director Mark Dimasi said.

The contracts build on previously announced extensions during the 2020 financial year, and brings the year to date contract awards total to around $18 million.

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