Construction on the Coffs Harbour Hospital expansion in New South Wales is set to begin in April 2019, with CPB Contractors appointed by the State Government to deliver the main works for the project. CPB Contractors was awarded a $116 million contract for this project.
In October 2018, Western Areas has green lighted the development of the Odysseus nickel mine in Western Australia. Now, the $299 million project moves forward with early capital works underway and post definitive feasibility studies (DFS) planning also in progress.
Downer EDI starts the year strong with a new contract award from Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Downer has secured a five-year rail renewal services contract for Rio Tinto's rail network in the Pilbara region in Western Australia. This adds to the Downer’s existing contract for track construction and tyre management services.
Before 2018 ended, another CIMIC Group company has been awarded a works contract valued at approximately $180 million. UGL Limited has secured a multi-year contract for works across BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Bowen Basin, Queensland coal operations.
Works have commenced on Albemarle Corporation’s $1 billion lithium plant development in the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area (SIA) - located approximately 17 kilometres north east of Bunbury - in Western Australia.
A new milestone has been reached on Fortescue Metals Group’s (FMG) $1.69 billion Eliwana iron ore project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region with NRW Holdings being appointed as the contractor to deliver Stage One of the rail component of the project.