WorleyParsons wins Fortescue port contract

WorleyParsons has been awarded the EPCM contract for Fortecue’s Anderson Point port expansion.

The contract mining and engineering firm put the value of this work at $250 million.

The contract for the infrastructure at Port Hedland in Western Australia will increase iron ore throughput from 55 million tonnes per annum to 155 million tonnes.

The project includes the development of second and third outloading an inloading circuits; three new berths; two shiploaders; two reclaimers; one stacker; two train unloaders; conveyor and material handling systems; transfer stations; power and control systems, and associated infrastructure.

The first phase of construction is scheduled for completion at the end of this year, with the final phase set for the end of 2013.

WorleyParsons’ CEO John Grill stated that the contractor has worked with Fortescue through all the phases of the Cloudbreak iron ore pit to port development.

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