BGC Contracting awarded A$24M Eliwana Bulk Earthworks and Roads Contract
Leading Australian mining and construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has been awarded a A$24 million contract to deliver bulk earthworks and roads at the A$1.7 billion Fortescue Metals Group Eliwana Iron Ore Project, 90km West-Northwest of Tom Price, in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
The six-month project is underway and BGC Contracting will deliver infrastructure including the construction of the Permanent Accommodation Village Earthworks and Access Road, a RFDS Airstrip and a 16km long Construction Access Road. BGC Contracting is carrying out all earthworks and civil works necessary to develop initial road facilities, which will also facilitate connection to near-future construction packages to rail and other infrastructure.
BGC Contracting has demonstrated our strong reputation for supporting our bulk commodity clients through construction and mining, including challenging commodity-price periods, and collaborating with mine owners to improve their business outcomes and expansions.
BGC Contracting CEO Greg Heylen said the Eliwana contract is a major achievement for our diversification strategy and allows us to extend our expertise in the mining construction sector.
“We look forward to working with Fortescue in the delivery of this project in the resources sector,” Mr Heylen said.
“When you partner with BGC Contracting, you don’t just partner with one of Australia’s largest contractors. You partner up with every person that works on the job. You get their collective experience, their knowledge, and their work ethic. You get 110%.”
“There has been a real increase in resource sector and construction opportunities, particularly in Western Australia and Queensland, and we look forward to this next phase in our growth strategy.”