Central Systems awarded Fortescue contract at Solomon Hub

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Image: Fortescue Metals Group

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded Central Systems a $57.5 million contract at the Solomon Hub in Western Australia.

The contract will involve the design and construction of central facilities at the iron ore mine and is set for completion by June 2021.

Central Systems is a subsidiary of the Resource Development Group (RDG) and is a multi-disciplined construction contractor that provides remedial and maintenance services.

After operating in the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors of Australia for nearly 25 years, Central Systems has worked with BHP, Rio Tinto, Newcrest and Fortescue.

The Solomon Hub is located 60 kilometres north of Tom Price and 120 kilometres west of Fortescue’s Chichester Hub.

Operations began at the Hub in May 2013 at the Firetail mine, with the Solomon Hub now comprising the Firetail and Kings Valley mines.

The Solomon Hub produces around 70-75 million tonnes of material annually.

Fortescue’s aim with the Central Systems contract is to expand its Solomon Hub operations into the Queens Valley mining area to bolster production of its Kings Fines product.

Source: Australian Mining

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