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Fortescue awards office building contract

Mining company Fortescue Metals Group has awarded a contract for the design, supply and installation of office buildings and associated infrastructure at its Herb Elliot Port facility in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Pindan has been engaged to undertake the works for Fortescue subsidiary FMG Magnetite Pty Ltd and joint venture partner Formosa Steel IB Pty Ltd on the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project.

The project is part of the overall development of the new magnetite ore processing facility, located around 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland.

Pindan Build Managing Director Tony Gerber said the group was pleased it could build on its presence in the Pilbara with the awarding of the $3.4 million contract.

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“We’ll be handling the delivery of office and meeting buildings, a crib building, permit office and electrical technician’s office, amongst others, within active areas of the Port,” he said.

“Our teams will be on-site for about nine weeks, with works due to be finished in October this year.

“We’re excited about this win and look forward to further contributing to this important WA project as it unfolds over the next two years.”

Fortescue’s Iron Bridge Magnetite Project is expected to create around 3000 jobs during construction along with 900 full time operational positions. The mine aims to deliver a high grade iron magnetite concentrate product with the first ore on ship scheduled for mid-2022.

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