WorleyParsons has won a $250 million contract with Fortescue Metals Group to provide engineering services to expand port facilities in Port Hedland.
WorleyParsons has won a $250 million contract with Fortescue Metals Group to provide engineering services to expand the Anderson Point port facilities in Port Hedland.
The engineering, procurement and construction management work would help Fortescue increase iron ore throughput at the Anderson Point facilities at Port Hedland to 155 million tonnes per annum from 55 million tonnes.
The expansions include three new berths, two shiploaders, two reclaimers, one stacker, two train unloaders, conveyor systems, power and control systems, and other associated infrastructure.
WorleyParsons said the first phase of expansions was scheduled for completion at the end of 2011, and the final phase would be completed by the end of 2012.
It said to fast-track the developments project teams would be established in Perth and on-site at Port Hedland, and they would be assisted by the company's business units in China, Thailand, and Canada.