BGC Contracting awarded Bulk Earthworks and Civil Works Contract at West Angelas
Leading Australian mining and construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has been awarded a contract for earthworks and civil construction works at the Rio Tinto operated West Angelas Mine, 110km northwest of Newman, in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
BGC Contracting will deliver civil infrastructure work as part of the West Angelas Deposits C & D Project. This includes carrying out bulk earthworks and civil works necessary to construct the heavy and light vehicle road networks that will connect the existing processing plant with the new deposits.
In addition, BGC Contracting will construct the concrete foundations for the planned facility, as well as a HDPE water pipeline and install 17.5km of PVC conduit.
BGC Contracting CEO Greg Heylen said this West Angelas contract award is a further demonstration of the technical expertise which the company is recognised for, and the strong reputation the company has within the resources sector, to deliver such projects.
“The West Angelas project will display the multidisciplinary capability of our construction team to deliver this large earthworks and civil works project.” Mr Heylen said.
“This latest contract award is a further step in the company’s diversification strategy. We look forward to working with Rio Tinto and all stakeholders to deliver this large-scale project.”
Mr Heylen added: “When you partner with BGC Contracting, you don’t just partner with one of Australia’s largest contractors. You partner with every person that works on the job. You get our collective experience, knowledge and work ethic. You get 110 per cent.”
Work is due to commence on site in early October 2019 and is to be completed in less than a year. Detailed planning and mobilisation are already underway.