Whittens wins $50m Roy Hill contract

Perth based concrete construction company Whittens has landed a contract worth almost $50 million for works at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore project in Western Australia.

Securing the contract the company said at its peak approximately 170 jobs will be created and has already launched a recruitment drive.

The contract with BGC is initially for 12 months and includes the delivery of 44,000m3 of concrete to build a car dumper facility, stacker reclaimer and conveyor structures.

Whittens director Clayton Whitten said winning the contract will significantly expand the company’s stance in WA’s iron ore sector.

“The Roy Hill project is especially important for us as it ensures our significant involvement within one of the largest resources projects currently underway in Western Australia,” he said.

Whitten added that Roy Hill will allow the company to prove its skills tackling larger scale projects.

Currently Whittens is working on the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin. 

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