$48m Olympic Dam Airport Upgrade Contract Secured By NRW


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BHP’s Olympic Dam airport upgrades are ready to get started with a new contract recently being awarded to NRW. The contract, valued at $48 million, was won by NRW Holdings limited’s wholly owned subsidiary NRW Contracting Pty Ltd.

Construction is expected to commence in late March and will take as long as 37 weeks to execute. The project is forecast to have a workforce of up to 140 people, including subcontractors.

The Olympic Dam is a gold, copper, silver and uranium mining operation located roughly 560 kilometres north of Adelaide in South Australia.

NRW CEO and Managing Director Jules Pemberton said that NRW is ‘delighted’ to be awarded the Olympic Dam contract following the successful acquisition of the BGC Contracting business.

“NRW has a long history with BHP in their Iron Ore, Coal and Nickel divisions but this contract marks the first project for the Copper operations. I look forward to the safe and successful execution of the works”

The multi-million dollar contract will include:

Air-side works – this will include pavement construction, bulk earthworks and drainage works for the construction of a new 1,860-metre-long runway and refurbishment of the existing taxiway and extension of the apron areas.

Land-side works – this includes reinforced concrete works, structural steel and modular structures and all services for the upgrade of the existing terminal building and the surrounding infrastructure.


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