Sedgman was awarded a contract for the design and construction of a 7.5 Mt/a (run-of mine (ROM) feed) modular iron ore processing plant at Fortescue Metals Group Solomon iron ore mine.
The modular iron ore processing plant was an important element in Fortescue’s vision of operating the Solomon mine without the need for a new wet plant at the Firetail ore processing facility (OPF). The modular plant was delivered by the project specific joint venture established by Sedgman and Thiess Pty Ltd.
SCOPE OF WORKS
The contract was the Sedgman’s first major iron ore project and represents a significant and successful milestone in its diversification strategy.
Sedgman and Thiess have an established track record of delivering process and materials handling projects across multiple commodities over the past 12 years and have now broadened this relationship to the iron ore sector.
The award of this contract followed an early contractor involvement (ECI) process and is testament to the process design and delivery capability that Sedgman and Thiess were able to demonstrate to Fortescue.
In 2018 Sedgman were awarded a contract to supply and operate a mobile crushing and screening plant to campaign screen 200,000 tonne and produce 180,000 tonnes of stemming material for Fortescue mining group.