The relationship between Perth-based GRD Minproc and BHP Billiton is set to continue with the pair signing an ongoing services agreement over the latter's Ravensthorpe nickel operation.
GRD Minproc, a subsidiary of GRD Ltd, has been involved - in joint venture - in multiple stages over the life of the operation from feasibility through to project implementation.
The newly signed two-year agreement includes engineering, project management, procurement and construction management (EPCM) when required.
GRD Limited Chief Executive Cliff Lawrenson said the ongoing services agreement was further endorsement of the EPCM role GRD Minproc had undertaken in such a technically advanced nickel laterite project.
"We are excited to strengthen our relationship with BHP Billiton at an operation that is a showcase for Australian engineering talent and capability," Mr Lawrenson said.
The mine is expected to produce 50,000 tonnes of nickel each year when it is fully operational.