08/12/2017 - 14:09

BGC wins BHP contracts

08/12/2017 - 14:09

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BGC Contracting announced today that it has been awarded two contracts with mining giant BHP Billiton at its Pilbara iron ore facilities.

Greg Heylen says the new contracts are further evidence of the company’s success in broadening its strategic focus.

BGC Contracting announced today that it has been awarded two contracts with mining giant BHP Billiton at its Pilbara iron ore facilities.

The mining contractor will complete a refurbishment of the Coondewanna airport and an expansion of maintenance facilities associated with the Jimblebar mine site, for an undisclosed sum.

The airport revamp primarily comprises design and construction to resurface the runway, while additional work includes the taxiway and apron lights, and replacement and upgrade of the precision approach path indicator system.

The company said the expansion at Jimblebar was designed to support an enlargement of the mine’s fleet capacity.

BGC chief executive Greg Heylen said the new contracts were further evidence of the company’s success in broadening its strategic focus into infrastructure projects.

“We have achieved strong results in the eastern states recently, as we have sought to diversify revenue streams through a broader geographic focus and commodities mix,” he said.

“However, we will continue to seek more traditional opportunities such as these strategic projects in Western Australia, where confidence is gradually returning to the resources sector.

“A major contributor to our success with both the Coondewanna airport and the Jimblebar workshop expansion is our collaborative approach to working with proven consultants and our access to a vertical supply chain to deliver value for the client.”

Completion of the airport project is expected by the end of 2017, while site work on the workshop expansion is scheduled to start in March 2018 and be completed in March 2019.

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