Civmec will fabricate and modularise key components for BHP’s South Flank iron ore mine, currently under construction approximately 100km north-west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The award of the South Flank Module Fabrication and Assembly Package #3 includes the supply and assembly of 23 fully equipped ‘smart modules’, including the supply and installation of the required mechanical and electrical equipment up to no-load commissioning for each module.

The scope comprises conveyor shuttle modules, sample station, pump skids, train loadout and feeder modules, which will be fabricated and assembled at Civmec’s waterfront facility located at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia, before being transported to site for installation.

Work will commence immediately, with completion anticipated by mid-2020.  The award of this scope of work may provide an estimated 80 jobs in Perth.

Civmec’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Patrick Tallon, said: “We are extremely pleased to be given this opportunity to further support BHP in the delivery of what will ultimately become its flagship mine.  The award of this scope of work complements the packages already in production for ThyssenKrupp, in the supply, manufacture, trial assembly, surface treatment and pre-assembly of stackers, bogies and equalisers for the rail mounted machines for the South Flank project.”

When fully operational, South Flank will be one of the world’s largest iron ore operations integrating the latest advances in autonomous-ready fleets, digital connectivity and modular design.

The combined value of these Fabrication and Assembly packages for the South Flank project is approximately $48 million and reflects the growing confidence and investment in Western Australia’s resource industry.