BGC Contracting Awarded $420M Contract for Roy Hill Project
Mining and Civil construction firm BGC Contracting has been awarded a substantial package of works by lead contractor Samsung C&T valued in the region of $420 million for the Roy Hill Project.
The Roy Hill mine is located approximately 277 kilometres due south of Port Hedland and is at the eastern end of the Chichester Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The mine, rail and port facilities will be designed to produce 55 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of Hematite direct ship ore.
BGC Contracting has been awarded the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project – Package 3, which includes the civil earthworks, concrete works and general infrastructure for the port component of the project located in Port Hedland.
This two-year construction project is set to begin next month and reach a peak workforce of 500 people, which will effectively push BGC Contracting’s overall workforce numbers towards the 3000 mark for the first time in their history.
Providing comment of the award was BGC Contracting CEO Greg Heylen. “We are pleased to be awarded our second major portion of work on this substantial resource sector project, whilst continuing our relationship with Samsung C&T and Roy Hill.”
“Importantly, this contract award contributes to some $4 billion of work in hand for BGC Contracting which is significant in a time of declining opportunity for contractors in a subdued market”.
Established in 1992, BGC Contracting Pty Ltd is part of the privately owned BGC group of companies and operates across two distinct core business divisions being Mining and Civil Operations. Presently employing more than 2,400 people, BGC Contracting is a leading player in the provision of mining and construction services across the resources, government infrastructure, building and manufacturing industry sectors.