26/08/2008 - 10:02

Transfield wins $120m BHP contract

26/08/2008 - 10:02

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Transfield Services has secured a $120 million three-year contract to provide asset management services to BHP Billiton Nickel West in Western Australia.

Transfield wins $120m BHP contract

Transfield Services has secured a $120 million three-year contract to provide asset management services to BHP Billiton Nickel West in Western Australia.

The contract has two one-year extension options.

“This contract increases our presence in the growing West Australian resources market. It builds on our current shutdown work at Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter through our wholly-owned subsidiary Broadspectrum,” Transfield managing director Peter Watson said.

“Transfield Services will provide operations and maintenance services, subcontractor and project management, and planned shutdown services to the world’s second largest nickel smelter at Kalgoorlie and the Mt Keith and Leinster Nickel Operations,” he said.

“More than 200 of Transfield Services’ skilled employees will work at the three sites, increasing to approximately 350 during shutdowns.”

Nickel is used in the production of stainless steel and in the specialty alloy, foundry, chemicals, and refractory material industries. Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter has the capacity to produce 110,000 tonnes of nickel per annum.

“This contract builds on Transfield Services’ long term relationship with the BHP Billiton group of companies,” Transfield chief executive Australia Bruce James said.

“We have provided operations and maintenance services, as well as capital works, project management and shutdown services to BHP Billiton for more than a decade, including BHP Billiton’s Yabulu Nickel Refinery in Townsville, Queensland and as part of the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance based in Mackay, Queensland since 2005.

 

 

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