CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors has been selected by BHP to deliver its Wind Fences Project; with fences to be constructed at Nelson Point and Finucane Island at Port Hedland, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The contract will generate revenue of approximately $130 million to CPB Contractors.
The project involves construction and installation of dust mitigation fences, set to improve environmental outcomes through dust abatement for the Port Hedland township.
CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said: “We are pleased to be supporting BHP with this unique project. The fences are the first of their kind in Australia, designed for the Pilbara’s extreme weather conditions to improve air quality in the area by reducing wind speeds and the potential for dust lift-off.”
CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said:
“Our long history of delivering resources infrastructure means we offer both comprehensive construction capability and the certainty of delivery. We are proud of our commitment to local procurement and will ensure that opportunities for Indigenous employment and businesses are maximised.”
BHP GM Port Operations Cindy Dunham said: “The wind fence project is a key part of our commitment towards continued improvement of our existing dust control measures as we continue to increase production towards 290 Mtpa and beyond. We look forward to working with CPB Contractors on this exciting project, which will help control dust emissions in Port Hedland while also continuing to provide jobs and economic opportunity for the region.”
Work will commence this year and be completed in 2023.