18/03/2014 - 11:26

Laing O’Rourke awarded Roy Hill contract

18/03/2014 - 11:26


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Laing O’Rourke region director Western Australia Liam Cummins

International engineering and construction company Laing O’Rourke has won a contract valued at more than $200 million for work on the Roy Hill iron ore project.

It is believed to be the final engineering, procurement and construction subcontract major contractor Samsung C&T will award for the $10 billion project.

Laing O’Rourke said it would construct structural steel and associated mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works for the Roy Hill mine, as well as building ore stockyard facilities, including car dumpers and conveyors, to support the intermodal and export operations.

Laing O’Rourke also announced it had won its third contract with Rio Tinto for the Cape Lambert Port B iron ore operations.

These mining projects are in addition to major contracts Laing O'Rourke has won at Chevron's Gorgon and Wheatstone gas projects.

Its Roy Hill contract brings the total amount awarded by Samsung through seven EPC sub-contracts to more than $3.5 billion. Samsung has also awarded $43 million to two design firms.

When it was appointed in March last year as the EPC contractor for the overall project, Samsung said the value of its contract from Roy Hill was $5.6 billion.

Last month, Samsung took over the work it had previously contracted to failed construction company Forge Group.

Roy Hill has progressed considerably despite a delay in securing $7 billion in project finance, for which negotiations are continuing. 


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