The South Flank Iron Ore Project involves construction of an 80 Mtpa crushing and screening plant, an overland conveyor system, stockyard and train loading facilities, procurement of new mining fleet and substantial mine development work. First ore from South Flank is targeted in the 2021 calendar year, with the project expected to produce ore for more than 25 years.
The project will create around 2,500 construction jobs and more than 600 ongoing operational roles. Estimated cost of the project is $4.5 billion.
BHP is a world-leading resources company. BHP extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas, with more than 60,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. BHP operate under a Dual Listed Company structure with two parent companies (BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc).
BHP is among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. They also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.
SIMPEC has been awarded an order to provide engineering services to BHP direct for the South Flank Iron OreProject. SIMPEC’s scope is to provide expert engineering services directly to BHP in order to facilitate efficient and timely completion of the Ore Handling Plant area of the project.
The engineering services being provided for this project include:
· Constructability Reviews
· Schedule and Estimate Reviews
· Development of Construction Methodologies
· Development of work packs for construction works
· Safety in Construction Reviews
SIMPEC’s scope is to provide expert engineering services directly to BHP in order to facilitate efficient and timely completion of the Ore Handling Plant area of the project.