Clough to construct South Flank ore handling plant

MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: BHP has awarded a major contract for the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia to Clough.

The Perth-based contractor, and MESCA member, will construct the ore handling plant at the $4.8 billion project, 130 kilometres north-west of Newman.

Its contract scope includes structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation for the ore handling plant structures, such as interconnecting conveyors and transfer stations.

Clough will create 300 new roles during delivery of the contract, which will be self-performed by the company’s Western Australian-based team.

Peter Bennett, Clough chief executive and managing director, told Australian Mining: “We are pleased to continue to grow our relationship with BHP on the South Flank project, and indeed, within the mining sector in WA.”

BHP is developing the South Flank project to fully replace production from the 80 million tonne per annum Yandi mine, which is reaching the end of its economic life.