CIMIC companies win BHP Western Ridge contract

Graphic: CIMIC Group

BHP has awarded a A$757 million contract to CIMIC’s Sedgman and CPB Contractors, in joint venture, to undertake its Western Ridge Crusher project in Western Australia. The companies have worked with the miner over the past year to progress engineering, design and long-lead procurement for the project.

The terms of the deal involves an end-to-end solution for design and construction of a new 30-million-tonnes-per-annum primary crusher (separately procured by BHP) and a 12-kilometre overland conveyor, radial stacker and associated stockpiling systems, with a capacity of 30 Mtpa. The conveyor will transport ore from the Mount Helen and Silver Knight iron ore deposits to the Newman West ore processing hub.

“The unique combination of Sedgman’s mineral processing experience and CPB Contractors’ construction expertise provides our clients with the certainty of a proven track record in the delivery of major process infrastructure in the mining industry,” said CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria.

The team will commence construction at the end of the month. Production is slated for the first quarter of fiscal year 2027.

The Western Ridge Crusher site is on Nyiyaparli Country in the Pilbara region, approximately 21 km southwest of Newman.

Source: CIMIC Group

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