BHP Commits $50 Towards Automation of Large Mining Machines
Multinational BHP recently committed $50 million towards the automation of 8 ship…
14 October 2019
Part of a US$4.6 billion iron ore project in the Pilbara has been won by a multi-disciplinary engineering group.
Primero GroupÂ has won the balance machines pre-assembly tender forÂ BHP’s South Flank Iron Ore Project, 130 km northwest of Newman.
With a loading capacity of 20,000 tonnes an hour these machines are promised to be the worlds longest rail moutned stacker/reclaim machines.
Awarded on behalf of BHP, thyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has tasked Primero with pre-assembling two stackers and one off-reclaim machine at theÂ Australian Marine Complex, located just southwest of Perth CBD.
With work expected to start shortly, up to 60 local employeeâ€™s will be directly employed.
Requirement for the broader project includes the following:
Receiving approval back in June 2018 the project started construction with an expected completion date to be mid 2021.