Norfolk wins $96.5m BHP iron contract

30/06/2009 - 09:41

Bookmark

Save articles for future reference.

Sydney-based Norfolk Group has secured a $96.5 million contract from BHP Billiton Iron Ore for rail signaling installation work as part of the miner's Rapid Growth Project 5.

Norfolk wins $96.5m BHP iron contract

Sydney-based Norfolk Group has secured a $96.5 million contract from BHP Billiton Iron Ore for rail signaling installation work as part of the miner's Rapid Growth Project 5.

Norfolk, through its subsidiary O'Donnell Griffin Rail, will overhaul the current signaling installation to improve transit times from mine to port.

The subsidiary has worked with BHP in the past on Rapid Growth Projects 2, 3 and 4, which is currently being completed.

Other companies to also secure work on Rapid Growth Project 5 include Decmil Group, RCR Tomlinson in joint venture with Laing O'Rourke, Ausco Modular, NRW Holdings and Macmahon Holdings in JV with Leighton Holdings.

 

The announcement is below:

 

O'Donnell Griffin Rail secures $96.5 million signalling installation contract with BHP Billiton Iron Ore

Norfolk Group Limited (ASX: NFK) subsidiary O'Donnell Griffin Rail, has secured a $96.5 million contract for rail signalling relocation and installation for BHP Billiton Iron Ore's Rapid Growth Project 5 (RGP5) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The bulk of the contract, which is expected to run for 18 months beginning in June 2009, will see a total overhaul of the current signalling installation to improve transit times from mine to port.

David Howe, General Manager of O'Donnell Griffin Rail, said the company has been involved in the previous asset development and expansion works carried out by BHP Billiton Iron Ore over the past decade, including works associated with the Rapid Growth Projects 2, 3 and 4 (currently being completed).

"We are pleased to be involved with RGP5, given its importance to the ongoing mining focus in WA and further enhances our reputation in the North West to deliver challenging and complex signalling installation projects." said Mr Howe.

"We value this contract highly and look forward to further enhancing the strong working relationship built over the past two decades."

O'Donnell Griffin Rail's expansion in the North West and nationally, is timely given the expected investment and long-term development of the infrastructure sector in Australia and overseas.

O'Donnell Griffin Rail provides project management and project delivery services to the rail sector.

This contract award follows other significant rail contract wins, including the Novo Rail Railcorp Program Alliance (NSW) and the ONTRACK electrification upgrade project in Wellington (NZ).

 

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

Subscription Options