20/06/2017 - 13:45

Whittens wins $22m contract

20/06/2017 - 13:45

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Perth-based construction company Whittens has won a $22 million contract to provide its services to MACH Energy Australia’s Mount Pleasant thermal coal project in NSW.

Whittens wins $22m contract
Tyron Whitten says the contract will provide an opportunity to work with the local community, opening up employment and supply prospects.

Perth-based construction company Whittens has won a $22 million contract to provide its services to MACH Energy Australia’s Mount Pleasant thermal coal project in NSW.

Whittens said today the contract with G&S Engineering Services was for the plant site bulk earthworks, construction of the ROM wall, roads, drainage and buried services, plus earthworks and construction of 7,000 cubic metres of structural concrete.

“Included in the concrete scope of work are major structures such as a sizing station, plant feed and thickener areas, transfer pads through to the stockpile and a reclaim tunnel,” Whittens said.

“The project is the second major project secured by Whittens in NSW in 2017, and again demonstrates Whittens’ capacity as a self-performing contractor with both bulk earthworks and concrete construction capabilities.”

Director Tyron Whitten said the contract would provide an opportunity to work with the local community, opening up employment and supply prospects.

“Securing this work not only strengthens our long-term relationship with G&S Engineering, but further demonstrates our position as an industry leader in bulk earthworks and concrete construction,” he said.

“With ongoing projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and NSW, covering the resources, defence and renewable energy sectors, Whittens’ diversification strategy, supported by our loyal on- and off-site workforce, has seen us continue to succeed and grow, in what has been viewed as a difficult market.”

The Mount Pleasant operation is targeting clean energy coal that will be used in high-efficient power plants, enabling lower global emissions.

Today’s announcement follows news last week that Whittens had won a contract to provide its services to the completion of cryogenic tanks on the massive Ichthys LNG project in Darwin.

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