Works are expected to commence in October 2018, and MACA will be utilising both new and existing equipment to deliver crushing and screening services of lump and fines - up to 12 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) - at the mine.
Together with minor works to be undertaken at the Pilbara, the contract is valued at approximately $27.5 million a year. MACA’s three-year contract will also include an extension option for a further two years.
“MACA would like to thank BHP for the opportunity to work with them. We look forward to a long-standing relationship with BHP, working closely together to ensure mutual success,” MACA Managing Director Chris Tuckwell said.
Mining Area C is one of BHP’s flagship iron ore projects in the Pilbara. The company has commenced work last year on the $4.3 billion South Flank project - an expansion of the mine that is set to become a long-term successor to the Yandi mine that is projected to reach the end of its mine life within the next 10 years.
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