FMG awards $41m contract to Decmil for works at WA Iron Bridge project

Monica Gameng   |   September 19, 2020
Iron Bridge Magnetite Project (cr: Fortescue Metals Group)

Decmil Group has announced that it has secured a $41 million contract for works at Fortescue Metals Group’s (FMG) US$2.6 billion Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. 

The contract award is for the delivery of non-mining process infrastructure at the project site, including the design and construction of a bulk fuel storage and transfer facility; a mobile maintenance complex such as workshops, warehouses and related satellite office; and site service facilities. 

The bulk fuel storage and transfer facility is going to be used as a refuelling facility for heavy vehicles while the mobile maintenance complex will feature a heavy vehicle workshop, incorporating locker storage, tool storage as well as an administration area. 

“Crucially, this award at such a major project enhances our credentials to potentially secure more work in a resurgent iron ore and magnetite sector,” Decmil CEO Dickie Dique said. 

Decmil is expected to begin construction activities this month, with works due for completion by May 2021. 

In August of this year, CPB Contractors was also awarded a contract to deliver concrete and detailed earthworks at the Iron Bridge project. You can read more about it here.

The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project is an unincorporated joint venture between FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB. 

The project is located about 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland and it incorporates the North Star and Glacier Valley Magnetite ore bodies. 

Once completed, Iron Bridge is set to produce approximately 22Mtpa of high-grade 67 per cent Fe magnetite concentrate product. 

Source: Decmil Group; Fortescue Metals Group; Australian Mining 

New call-to-action

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Follow me:

Related Articles

Projects
Civmec Limited wins EPC contract for $507m Gruyere Gold Project

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the $507 million Gruyere Gold Project in Western Australia has been awarded to Civmec Limited, as part of the Amec Foster Wheeler Civmec joint venture (ACJV).

Projects
Civmec secures contract for works at FMG's Eliwana project in WA

Civmec has secured a contract from Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) for works on the $1.7 billion Eliwana iron ore mine and rail development located approximately 90 kilometres north-west of Tom Price in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Projects
FMG's set to begin development of new mining area at Solomon Hub WA

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has announced that it is set to commence with the development of the Queens Valley mining area at the Solomon Hub iron ore operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region following grant of all necessary environmental and heritage approvals.

Get the latest project news

Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog.

Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.

✓ updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects

✓ fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders