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Sedgman, CPB in WA crusher project venture


CIMIC Group companies Sedgman and CPB Contractors, in joint venture, have been selected by BHP to undertake the Western Ridge Crusher Project in Western Australia.

The project, which will generate revenue to CIMIC of $757 million, involves an end-to-end solution for design and construction of a new 30 Mtpa primary crusher (separately procured by BHP) and a 12-kilometre overland conveyor, radial stacker and associated stockpiling systems, with a capacity of 30 Mtpa.

Sedgman and CPB Contractors have worked with BHP during the past 12 months to progress engineering, design and long-lead procurement for the project. The team will now commence construction at the end of May 2024.

CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said the unique combination of Sedgman’s mineral processing experience and CPB Contractors’ construction expertise provided clients with the certainty of a proven track record in the delivery of major process infrastructure in the mining industry.

CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said the company had a legacy of delivering major projects for BHP in WA, with a current workforce based in the Pilbara region.

“We will continue to work closely with the local community to leverage employment, business and social opportunities with a focus on skills, training and diversity,” he said.

Construction is expected to be completed ready for production to commence in the first quarter of FY27.

The Western Ridge Crusher site is on Nyiyaparli Country in the Pilbara region, approximately 21 kilometres southwest of Newman.

CIMIC Group is an engineering-led construction, mining, services and public private partnerships leader working across the lifecycle of assets, infrastructure and resources projects. It includes construction businesses CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia and Broad, mining and mineral processing companies Thiess (joint control) and Sedgman, services specialist UGL and development and investment arm Pacific Partnerships – all supported by our in-house engineering consultancy EIC Activities.



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