Fortescue awards $41m contract to Decmil


Image Credit: Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Decmil Group has been awarded a $41 million contract by Fortescue Metals Group at the Iron Bridge Magnetite project in Western Australia.

This mining project located in the Pilbara region is a joint venture between FMG Magnetite and Formosa Steel IB which was approved back in April of 2019.

The project is for the development of a new magnetite mine with processing and transport facilities to support the annual production of 22 million tonnes of high grade, magnetite concentrated product.

Four large iron ore deposits make up the Iron Bridge including the North Star, Eastern Limb, Glacier Valley and West Star.

The new contract awarded to Decmil will see their team involved in the completion of a range of non-mining process infrastructure including the design and construction of a bulk fuel storage and transfer facility, a mobile maintenance complex with workshops as well as warehouses, a satellite office and other site facilities.

The mobile maintenance complex will include a heavy vehicle workshop with lockers, tools storage and an administration area along with the fuel facility which will be responsible for refuelling heavy mining vehicles.

Decmil’s CEO, Dickie Dique is hoping this project is the first of many wins in the region.

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

Decmil’s contract at Iron Bridge will be starting this month and is expected to be completed by May 2021.

The Iron Bridge Project is on track to deliver its first concentrated product by mid-2022.

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