MACA Civil has been awarded a $26 million contract to deliver bulk earthworks on the $3.7 billion Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Western Australia that is being developed by Fortescue Metals Group’s (FMG) subsidiary FMG Magnetite and joint venture partner Formosa Steel.
Works under this contract is already underway and the scope of works include general earthworks for camp expansion, construction of about 26 kilometres of mine access road as well as the construction of an explosives facility and access road, and upgrades to approximately 23 kilometres of road.
The company said in a statement: “MACA is delighted to be working on the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project and look forward to successfully delivering this contract.”
Source: Fortescue Metals Group
The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project is located approximately 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland.
The project is comprised of an or processing facility with an annual capacity of 22 million wet metric tonnes; an airstrip and expanded village; a 195-kilometre water pipeline for Canning Basin; a 135-kilometre concentrate pipeline towards FMG’s Herb Elliot Port Facility and return process water pipeline; a port handling facility that includes concentrate dewatering, covered storage and reclaiming/conveying to existing port outload circuits.
In April of this year, the multi-billion dollar project was given the green light for development and it is anticipated to create up to 3,000 jobs during its construction as well as up to 900 jobs once operational.
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