Indigenous contractors deliver through diversity

SPECIAL REPORT: An emerging indigenous contractor has called for a strategic rethink of the sector after a tumultuous year.

SA wins $35bn frigate contract, WA gets $670m

The federal government has today announced its $35 billion frigate project will be built in Adelaide, with local shipbuilder Austal missing out on the main contract.

Swick wins $80m contract extensions

Swick Mining Services has announced two contract extensions worth about $80 million, including a renewal at Northern Star Resources’ Jundee gold mine near Wiluna.

St John secures ambulance contract extension

St John Ambulance WA, which is one of the state's largest not-for-profit businesses with annual revenue of $280.6 million, has been awarded a two-year contract extension by the state government while a broad review of its service is undertaken.

NRW confident of WA iron ore work

Shares in local contractor NRW Holdings were up 9.2 per cent today after the company said its order book had increased to near record levels of $2.05 billion, while also saying the business was well placed to be involved in Western Australia’s major upcoming iron ore projects.

Maca announces contracts worth $60m

Perth-based MACA has been awarded a number of new contracts, totalling about $60 million, including a $12 million variation to works at the Gruyere gold project near Laverton.

Maca and Beadell end Brazil contract

Perth companies MACA and gold producer Beadell Resources have agreed to terminate a mining services contract at Beadell’s Tucano project in Brazil, leaving the miner to repay a $61 million loan.

Cimic wins $225m BHP contract

CIMIC Group has secured a $225 million mining services contract at BHP Billiton’s Rocky’s Reward nickel project, located 400 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie.

Contract extensions announced

WorleyParsons has been awarded a contract extension for engineering services at Chevron’s Gorgon and Wheatsone LNG projects, while NRW Holdings has received a $93 million extension to its Stanmore Coal contract.

New operator for Perth tourism hub

Queensland-based The Tourism Group is set to become the new operator of the Western Australian Visitor Centre in the Perth CBD after winning a state government contract.

Contracts awarded for Barossa gas project

ConocoPhillips has set up a design competition between two engineering groups led by Technip Oceania and MODEC for the key facilities at its Barossa gas project in the Timor Sea while WorleyParsons subsidiary Intecsea has been awarded a separate contract for subsea infrastructure.

BMD wins second major freeway contract

BMD Constructions has won its second major road contract in the past month after securing a $48.4 million contract to widen a section of the Kwinana Freeway.

Monadelphous JV wins $70m wind farm contract

Monadelphous' joint venture business, Zenviron, is part of a consortium that has been contracted to deliver a wind farm in regional Victoria, with Zenviron expected to perform $70 million of work on the project.

State still sorting contracts

SPECIAL REPORT: The state government appears to be tacking away from using contracting in public services provision, but the work of Serco is an example of how private businesses can bring cutting-edge innovation into the space.

From Bibra Lake to the Big Apple

SPECIAL REPORT: Perhaps surprisingly for a contracting business based in Bibra Lake, Sovereign Hydroseal has some high-profile international clients in its order book, with the world’s seventh busiest subway among them.

BMD wins $49m freeway contract

BMD Constructions has been awarded a $49.4 million state government contract to widen a section of the Mitchell Freeway, beating CPB Contractors and WBHO Infrastructure for the work.

BHP targets 75%+ WA content for South Flank

BHP’s local boss has said more than 75 per cent of work on the new South Flank mine will be sourced within Western Australia, as CPB Contractors announced it had won a $260 million contract on the $4.5 billion project.

Decmil extends NZ contract, flags cost pressures

Decmil Group has announced a $NZ125 million ($116 million) contract extension in New Zealand, while also flagging a number of cost pressures expected to impact earnings.

Maca secures $30m road contract

Welshpool-based MACA has been awarded a $30.2 million state government contract for roadworks in the Pilbara region.

Incitec wins FMG contract

Melbourne-based fertiliser and explosives manufacturers Incitec Pivot and Orica have continued their battle for iron ore contracts in the Pilbara, with Incitec winning a five-year supply deal with Fortescue Metals Group.

Roy Hill connects to Pilbara power

Iron ore miner Roy Hill has connected its Port Hedland operations to Horizon Power’s North West Interconnected System following the installation of extensive underground facilities, which began in 2016.