The Roy Hill mine project, headed by Gine Rinehart has awarded BGC Contracting a $60 million contract.
The contract involves BGC supplying around 1 million tonnes of ballast for the Roy Hill railway network.
The 344 kilometre single line, heavy haul railway will be used to transport the processed iron ore from the Roy Hill mine to a dedicated port stockyard area which is situated south-west of Port Hedland.
“232 ore cars with a total payload of 31,450 tonnes”
It’s expected that five ore trains will operate from the Roy Hill Mine every day. Each consisting of three locomotives hauling 232 ore cars with a total payload of 31,450 tonnes of ore.
The $60 million plus contract means BGC would supply ballast from its Elazac Quarry, near Port Hedland, WA. Working on large mining projects in WA is nothing new for the mining engineering supply company.
Working with Australian mining company Fortescue Metals Group, who also operate a sophisticated, large rail network in the region, seemed to work in the favour of BGC.
Clearly the experience and convenience of raw materials, plus the proof BGC can deliver – was a deciding factor in the contract being awarded.
“BGC’s third contract for Roy Hill”
This new contract is the third one that BGC Contracting has received for work on the $10 billion Roy Hill mine development which is situated about 277km south of Port Hedland.
As far back as 2013, BGC had been working with the Roy Hill management team to provide internal infrastructure by constructing the Roy Hill road network.
In 2013, BGC won a $420 million contract for civil earthworks, concreting, and general infrastructure for the Roy Hill port development project.
About BGC Contracting
Established in 1992, BGC Contracting Pty Ltd is part of the privately owned BGC group of companies and operates across two core business divisions – Mining and Civil Operations.
BGC Contracting is a leading contractor in the provision of mining and construction services across the resources, government infrastructure, building and manufacturing industry sectors and employs more than 2,400 people.
The BGC website has a list of advertised jobs for people who have experience in civil and mining construction. Job seekers looking to work on the Roy Hill iron ore mining project would be advised to prepare a resume and get their applications in as soon as possible.
Their website offers a wide range of employment prospects for indigenous Australians as well as a graduate program, which encourages young people to develop a solid career in the industry.
Current vacancies on the Roy Hill project:
(jobs advertised as of Feb 2014)
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