|Client||Fortescue Metals Group Ltd|
|Contract type||Contract mining services|
|Life span||June 2012 - 2017|
Since 2012, Thiess has been contract mining for Fortescue Metals Group at the Solomon Hub in Western Australia, where iron ore is mined, blended and processed, and ultimately put onto trains for transport to Port Hedland. The contract, which became the largest single contract award in Leighton Contractors’ history after the inclusion of an additional component in the first half of 2013, comprises Solomon Hub Western Australia mine planning, grade control, drill and blast, and mining, as well as the operation and maintenance of the processing facilities, equipment fleet, and the associated infrastructure, such as the airport and employee village. Once the Solomon Hub is fully operational, it will produce 60 million metric tons of iron ore per annum, and employ more than 1,000 people.
This project was originally awarded to CPB Contractors (previously known as Leighton Contractors), In 2015 the mining business of CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia and Thiess were merged and management of this project was transitioned to the CIMIC Group’s global mining company, Thiess.
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