National mining and civil contractor NRW Holdings’s subsidiary Primero Group has been awarded a contract for structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation construction by Pilbara Minerals Limited for the second phase of the Pilgangoora P680 expansion project — which is located 120 kilometres south of Port Hedland, Western Australia.
The award follows a formal early contractor involvement (ECI) phase to determine construction methodology, cost and schedule.
Under the contract, Primero is responsible for the construction of the crushing and ore sorting facilities.
Primero will also assist with providing commissioning, integration and shutdown support.
The contract has an approximate value of $64 million and is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2024, with the works commencing immediately.
NRW Holdings Managing Director Jules Pemberton said: “This award continues to build on the long association between Pilbara Minerals and Primero that began with the design and construction of the original Pilgan plant and continues with the delivery of the P680 expansion project.”