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$757 million Western Ridge Crusher Project contract awarded by BHP

BHP awards a contract for the design and construction of the Western Ridge Crusher Project to a CIMIC Group joint venture, CPB Contractors and Sedgman.

Mining giant BHP has awarded a $757 million contract to CIMIC Group companies Sedgman and CPB Contractors to undertake the Western Ridge Crusher Project in Western Australia.

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The project, expected to commence construction at the end of May 2024, involves an end-to-end solution for the design and construction of a new 30 million-tonne per annum (Mtpa) primary crusher and a 12km overland conveyor, radial stacker and associated stockpiling systems – also with a capacity of 30 Mtpa.

“We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with BHP and extensive work with CPB Contractors to deliver value for the Western Ridge Crusher Project,” said Sedgman Managing Director, Grant Fraser. “It is an exciting, long-term development in Western Australia.”

The project comes from a 12-month process involving Sedgman, CPB, and BHP to progress engineering, design, and long-lead procurement for the project. CPB Contractors’ Managing Director, Jason Spears, said the project reflected the quality of the company’s long-standing relationship with BHP.

“CPB Contractors has a legacy delivering major projects for BHP in Western Australia and a current workforce based in the Pilbara region,” he said. “We will continue to work closely with the local community to leverage employment, business and social opportunities with a focus on skills, training and diversity.”

The Western Ridge Crusher Project is located on Nyiyaparli Country in the Pilbara region, approximately 21km southwest of Newman.

Construction is expected to be completed and ready for production to commence in the second half of 2027.

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