Newsletter

German salt giant looking for comment
21 September, 2017
Germany’s K+S Salt has started the formal environmental process for its $350 million Ashburton salt project near Onslow, but the start of construction may still be three years away.
PTA sounds out industry on Metronet
21 September, 2017
The State Government’s Public Transport Authority plans to be “in the market” next year with Metronet rail packages and has called on industry feedback to finalise its $1.3 billion of procurement.
3 Oceans poised for Multiplex deal
21 September, 2017
3 Oceans Property Managing Director Dyno Zhang hopes to settle on a price with Multiplex in the next month or so to build the yet-to-be approved twin towers project in Scarborough.
Ride the defence wave to Sydney
08 September, 2017
WA businesses can ride the wave of new defence opportunities all the way to Sydney next month by registering for the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition.
Defence advocate calls for State audit
08 September, 2017
Raydon Gates, WA’s first defence advocate, has called for an audit of the State’s defence industry capabilities to target his promotion of the sector.
Georgiou starts build of Perth Airport retail centre
08 September, 2017
Georgiou Group has started building its first retail development – a Direct Factory Outlet shopping centre at Perth Airport.
Last call for new weapons
08 September, 2017
Does your business have a novel weaponry idea for the Army? If so, you have less than a week to lodge a pitch that could see the technology paraded at the nation’s premier defence innovation day.
Pilbara plan to light up Asia
08 September, 2017
Exporting solar energy from the Pilbara to South East Asia is “technically viable”, according to a new report released by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Fremantle revival kicks off
08 September, 2017
The first sods have been turned at the $270 million Kings Square project in Fremantle, signalling the start of a two-and-a-half-year construction program by Probuild.
Ocean Reef marina works to start by 2020
08 September, 2017
Construction of a long-mooted marina at Ocean Reef should kick off by 2020 after the State Government committed to spend $120 million over the life of the project.
WA Works a finalist in publishing award
08 September, 2017
A year after its launch WA Works has been announced as a finalist in Australia’s leading publishing industry awards, the Mumbrella Publish Awards 2017.
No fracking allowed
08 September, 2017
The McGowan Government has banned fracking state-wide until the completion of a new inquiry into the contentious onshore gas exploration drilling technique.
BHP charging into batteries
08 September, 2017
More nickel miners are expected to charge into battery products after BHP confirmed it would spend more than $50 million building a nickel sulphate facility at Kwinana.
Gold royalty threatens green shoots
08 September, 2017
Gold miners and resource service companies will be hit by the hike in gold royalties, with Wallis Drilling Chief Executive Mark Crumby declaring that the timing “couldn’t be worse”.
WorleyParsons snares early Koodaideri role
08 September, 2017
WorleyParsons has won an early role in helping Rio Tinto push forward the investment case for its US$2.2 billion Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara.
Super charged construction at Kwinana lithium plant
24 August, 2017
Works are ramping up at the Kwinana Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant Project in Kwinana with about 200 workers onsite and all major parts of the facility now under construction.
Four swoop on Woodside workers’ camp deal
24 August, 2017
A $400 million, 700-bed facility will be built on the site of the existing Karratha Bay Village.
Mineral industry rock solid
24 August, 2017
WA’s mineral industry is in the best shape it’s been since 2012, with a 40 per cent increase in the number of mineral exploration applications.
A drill of the future
24 August, 2017
Delta One autonomous rig creates smaller footprint, lower site costs and reduces indirect costs to clients.
Feds turn off funding tap
24 August, 2017
Canberra pours cold water over two south-west projects—and WA Labor is fuming.
Here’s a boring story
24 August, 2017
Concrete components fit together to encase the state’s newest construction project.
WA defence advocate to launch assault on Canberra
24 August, 2017
The State Government has announced Rear Admiral (Rtd) Raydon Gates as the state’s first ever defence advocate.
One door closes, another opens . . .
24 August, 2017
Two mines in WA’s north and south reveal the uncertain times now facing the industry.
Sheffield signs Indigenous accord
24 August, 2017
Sheffield Resources has launched an Indigenous employment program to support its flagship Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project, in partnership with two local organisations.
C.H. Robinson delivers for Black Carillon 17
11 August, 2017
WA Works was granted exclusive access to the delivery of new Royal Australian Navy equipment at Pearce Airbase last month.
Fluor Australia wins key South Flank role for BHP
10 August, 2017
But mining giant still searching for local suppliers.
Digging into new work at Rio Tinto
10 August, 2017
Miner continues to commit to local engagement on all levels.
Rio to mine three new West Angelas deposits
10 August, 2017
Move will sustain production of Pilbara blend by more than a decade.
ASC unveils Henderson upgrade
10 August, 2017
Five-year deal between ASC and Defence guarantees Collins fleet work.
Gold mine construction jobs up for grabs
10 August, 2017
Joint venture on the look-out as Gruyere cranks up.
Funding flows for irrigation projects
10 August, 2017
South west growers are a step closer to reliable fresh water irrigation after a commitment from the State Government.
Building bridges
10 August, 2017
Civmec to build bridge by March deadline.
Pyne puts his stamp on Pacific boats
10 August, 2017
Keel laying a significant milestone for patrol project.
Rare earth turned in Kimberley
10 August, 2017
Unique pilot project a first for WA and could create 680 jobs.
Pilbara iron ore majors ramp up apprenticeships
27 July, 2017
Rio Tinto and BHP are ramping up their WA apprentice and trainee intakes as both upskill for the next phase of Pilbara iron ore development.
Fortescue outlines Eliwana mine and rail plan
27 July, 2017
Fortescue Metals Group flagged that construction of its Firetail replacement mine would begin in mid-2019 after referring the Eliwana project to the EPA.
Woodside flags more Karratha maintenance
27 July, 2017
An extra US$5 billion will need to be spent on the Karratha gas plant if the North West Shelf partners can reach a tolling deal with third parties, Woodside Petroleum CEO Peter Coleman said.
Monadelphous heads to Mongolia
27 July, 2017
Monadelphous has scored new work with a combined value of $55 million, including roles at Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia and Shell’s Prelude floating LNG project off the WA coast.
West-East pipeline may be a tough ask
27 July, 2017
Hopes that WA could score a major new infrastructure project – a west-east pipeline aimed at easing east coast gas supply shortages – have been played down by a top energy expert.
New lithium refinery under study
27 July, 2017
The Chilean and Australian partners planning a new lithium mine say they are also well into studies on a new refinery to be built at one of three WA locations.
Nickel miners could win from EV race
27 July, 2017
The rush by car makers to mass produce electric vehicles powered by lithium batteries may be a game changer for the nickel market, said global investment bank UBS.
Gold Fields hot on high-tech future
27 July, 2017
The top local executive of Gold Fields has mapped out a high-technology future for the South African company in WA as it embarks on its $532 million Gruyere construction project.
French sub maker surfaces with new name
13 July, 2017
Naval Group is the new name behind Australia’s $50 billion Future Submarine Program, following the rebranding of the French defence giant formerly known as DCNS.
Chile joins WA lithium rush
13 July, 2017
A Chilean chemicals giant has joined WA’s lithium rush, reinforcing the State’s growing status as a global centre for mining and processing of the green energy metal.
CIMIC clinches $650m Fortescue extension
13 July, 2017
CIMIC Group has won a bumper mining services contract extension worth $650 million at Fortescue Metals Group’s Solomon iron ore hub in the Pilbara.
Shell’s Prelude FLNG vessel on the move
13 July, 2017
Shell’s massive Prelude facility has begun its journey from South Korea to Australia, marking the end of a five-year construction project for WA’s first floating LNG plant.
Suppliers can get closer to Rio Tinto
13 July, 2017
Rio Tinto has announced a round of procurement workshops across the State as part of a new push to boost local content at its WA projects.
BAE’s Hawks take to the Pearce sky
13 July, 2017
Future Royal Australian Air Force pilots at WA’s Pearce airbase have begun flying the latest Hawk jet trainer after the RAAF accepted the first upgraded aircraft from BAE Systems.
GR Engineering to build $66m gold plant
13 July, 2017
Gascoyne Resources said that GR Engineering will be paid a maximum of $66 million to build and design the company’s Dalgaranga gold processing plant, with site work to begin next month.
Merredin solar farm to light up Wheatbelt
13 July, 2017
Perth-based Stellata Energy expects to start building WA’s biggest solar farm next year after it secured planning permission for a $160 million project at the Wheatbelt town of Merredin.
Payne praises WA naval assets
13 July, 2017
Federal Defence Minister Marise Payne has toured HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, praising Australia’s largest naval base as a vital cog in supporting the future fleet.
More local content for the regions
13 July, 2017
Regional businesses should find it easier to tender for State Government contracts under measures announced by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Nerve centre upgrade for Barrow port
29 June, 2017
Chevron has awarded a contract to upgrade the ‘nerve centre’ for shipping at its Barrow Island port to Australian Maritime Systems Group.
More Woodside work for Monadelphous
29 June, 2017
Engineering company Monadelphous has secured a $600 million maintenance contract for Woodside-operated gas production facilities .
New gas pipeline to fire up Gruyere gold mine
29 June, 2017
APA Group said it would spend $180 million on building a gas transmission pipeline and power station for the Gruyere gold project that is now under construction in the Eastern Goldfields.
Giant tank goes up at Ellenbrook
29 June, 2017
Construction of a giant $44 million water tank, the biggest ever built by Water Corporation, has begun in Ellenbrook.
Swan River bridge goes local
29 June, 2017
The contentious Swan River Pedestrian Bridge will now be built in WA, creating about 250 jobs but delaying completion of the structure until March, the State Government said.
Contractors vie for Eagles build
29 June, 2017
Four local construction companies are pitching for the role of building the West Coast Eagles’ new training facilities at Lathlain Park.
Tianqi flags doubling of Kwinana lithium
29 June, 2017
Chinese lithium giant Tianqi could sanction a $317 million doubling of its Kwinana processing plant as early as October because of higher-than-expected demand from battery makers.
Defence Industry Council makes big splash
29 June, 2017
A CCI Defence Industry Council delegation has met with senior politicians and officials in Canberra, highlighting WA’s increasingly important role as a hub for naval sustainment and innovation.
Multiplex bemoans poor design practices
29 June, 2017
Increasingly poor design practices on public and private-sector projects are curbing the efficiency of WA’s construction industry, says global contractor Multiplex.
BHP spends early on South Flank
29 June, 2017
BHP has approved initial funding for South Flank, a move expected to generate several hundred Pilbara construction jobs ahead of a full go-ahead next year for the $3-4 billion iron ore development.
Towering over Scarborough
16 June, 2017
The plan by Chinese developer 3 Oceans to build twin towers – a 43-storey hotel and residential project near Scarborough beach – has opened for public comment.
Deere acquires Wirtgen Group
15 June, 2017
Road construction equipment maker Wirtgen Group, best known in WA as the supplier of surface miners to Fortescue Metals Group, has been acquired by US-based Deere & Company.
Subiaco Oval goes back to school
15 June, 2017
The State Government plans to start building a multi-storey secondary school next year alongside Kitchener Park, part of a Subiaco redevelopment expected to generate thousands of jobs.
Broome time for LNG projects
15 June, 2017
Broome’s supply chain will be a hive of activity in the next few months as energy giants Shell and Inpex start installation and commissioning of their respective LNG projects off the Kimberley coast.
Kulbardi wins Chevron contract
15 June, 2017
Indigenous-owned office supplies company, Kulbardi, has won a stationery supply contract with Chevron Australia.
Luerssen joins hands with OPV suppliers
15 June, 2017
Germany’s Luerssen has gone the extra mile in its bid to deliver Australia’s SEA 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel program by showcasing its five core supply partners.
Port Hedland deck project out to tender
15 June, 2017
Pilbara Ports Authority has invited local suppliers to tender for the replacement of a salt-damaged deck at Port Hedland’s oldest berth.
New works begin at NorthLink WA
15 June, 2017
The $1.2 billion NorthLink WA project has achieved a key milestone with the first ground broken on the central section.
Civmec wins new Alcoa role at Pinjarra
15 June, 2017
Civmec has won new work at Alcoa of Australia’s Pinjarra alumina refinery as part of several construction and maintenance contract awards across Australia worth $90 million.
Metronet rail program on track
02 June, 2017
The State Government has outlined a timeframe for its flagship Metronet project that would see five new Perth railway line extensions built in the next five years.
Chevron win for Joyce Krane
02 June, 2017
Karratha-based Joyce Krane has secured a hire crane contract with Chevron Australia.
Defence West to champion local industry
02 June, 2017
The State Government said it would meet a pre-election pledge to set up Defence West, a specialist body that will strive to deliver more defence contracts and jobs for WA.
Midland Gate upgrade spurs construction jobs
02 June, 2017
The $100 million expansion of Vicinity Centre’s Midland Gate shopping centre has started, with the redevelopment expected to create 965 jobs.
Jobs on offer as first museum sods turned
02 June, 2017
Construction of Perth’s new museum is due to start mid-year and generate 3300 jobs over the next few years, the State Government said after a ground-breaking ceremony last week.
Saffioti plans Outer Harbour Taskforce
02 June, 2017
The State Government will set up an Outer Harbour Taskforce to study the best options for easing freight congestion in Perth’s southern suburbs, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.
Civmec builds frigate, submarine hopes
02 June, 2017
Civmec's Forgacs Marine and Defence remains hopeful of luring parts of the nation’s frigate and submarine construction programs to Henderson.
Rio Tinto keen on Koodaideri
02 June, 2017
Rio Tinto has added to a new wave of optimism in the Pilbara by approving a feasibility study for its US$2.2 billion Koodaideri iron ore project.
WA leads race to qualify for submarine jobs
02 June, 2017
DCNS Australia CEO Brent Clark says WA suppliers are leading the race to engage with the French company on construction of the nation’s $50 billion fleet of 12 new warfare submarines.
Karrinyup shopping works to start in October
05 May, 2017
Perth’s shopping centre boom is gathering pace, with the first construction workers due to mobilise in October for the start of the $500 million Karrinyup mall expansion.
Luerssen homes in on Henderson
05 May, 2017
Short-listed Offshore Patrol Vessel bidder Luerssen aims to establish a regional shipbuilding hub in WA after announcing its Australian office will in the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson.
RCR targets defence facilities
05 May, 2017
RCR Tomlinson has identified defence, including a facilities management opportunity with BAE Systems, as one of its key diversification priorities.
Pyne hopes for early OPV call
05 May, 2017
Federal Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has flagged the possibility of an early call on who will design and build the nation’s new fleet of 12 offshore patrol vessels.
Mount Gibson to rebuild Koolan Island
05 May, 2017
Work on rebuilding the flooded Koolan Island mine in the Kimberley will begin next month after Mount Gibson Iron approved the $97 million project.
Five companies vie for PTA digital upgrade
05 May, 2017
Five companies are vying for a $120 million contract to upgrade radio communications for Perth’s urban rail system.
Forgacs set to ride naval shipbuilding wave
05 May, 2017
Construction of Civmec’s $80 million Forgacs Marine and Defence facility started at Henderson last week – the latest boost for WA’s growing defence industry.
Aubin Grove up and running
05 May, 2017
The WA Government has opened the new Aubin Grove train station on the Mandurah Line after what it described as an engineering “feat” by local construction contractor Georgiou.
CPB gets new role at Lord Street
05 May, 2017
The State Government has scrapped a planned bus corridor to Ellenbrook, in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs, replacing it with a $57 million dual-carriageway road project to ease traffic congestion.
BHP seeks contractors for $2Bn South Flank project
21 April, 2017
BHP Billiton has reached out to contractors capable of building its South Flank iron ore project after indicating that major works for the $2-billion-plus venture could begin early next year.
Penske wins ADF diesel’ support role
21 April, 2017
Penske Power Systems has won a $78 million contract to deliver supply support and maintenance services for the Australian Defence Force’s diesel engines, with part of the job based at Henderson.
Energy opportunities mapped out
21 April, 2017
WA’s diverse energy landscape is clearer than ever thanks to energy maps developed through a collaboration between CCI, UWA and the Perth USAsia Centre.
NBN starts North West build amid jobs blitz
21 April, 2017
NBN has begun construction of its broadband network in Karratha and Derby, signalling the start of the roll out of Australia’s biggest infrastructure project in WA’s North West.
Probuild to construct $200M-plus NV Apartments
21 April, 2017
Construction of the new NV Apartments on Murray Street is due to begin in July after Singapore-based Fragrance Group appointed Probuild to carry out the design and construct contract.
Georgiou loads up on more lithium
21 April, 2017
Georgiou Group has extended its role on Tianqi’s Lithium Plant project in Kwinana by winning a $17 million design and construct contract for new on-site buildings, including the control room.
New Trainees for BAE at Pearce
21 April, 2017
Four new mechanical aviation apprentices have joined BAE Systems Australia’s Aerospace division in WA.
Civmec wins prized Gruyere EPC job
21 April, 2017
Henderson-based Civmec has notched up another contract win, this time in WA’s rejuvenated gold mining sector.
More jobs on offer at Perth Stadium
21 April, 2017
Perth Stadium may be more than three-quarters built but it is the gift that keeps on giving to WA suppliers.
Nickel miners to tap EV battery market
20 April, 2017
Two of WA’s two biggest nickel producers, Western Areas and BHP Nickel West, are hatching separate plans to tap the growing electric vehicle (EV) battery market.
BHP sees 2000 construction jobs at South Flank
07 April, 2017
BHP Billiton says a more “stable” investment climate in WA has improved the chances of a go-ahead for its South Flank replacement iron ore project.
Six locals bidding for bridge work
07 April, 2017
Six local fabricators will have a chance to bid for one of the key structures needed to complete the State Government’s Swan River Pedestrian Bridge.
Woodside wants to pipe Browse gas to Karratha
07 April, 2017
Woodside Petroleum has changed tack on developing Browse by touting a plan to pipe natural gas from the remote fields about 900km to the Karratha Gas Plant.
Main Roads renegotiating Roe 8 contract
07 April, 2017
The new Labor Government has started the formal process aimed at delivering its key election commitment: to scrap the $440 million Roe 8 highway construction contract.
Sheffield puts $348M cost on Thunderbird
07 April, 2017
Sheffield Resources said it would cost $348 million to build a mine at its Thunderbird mineral sands project near Derby.
Chinese-NZ iron ore project to put locals first
07 April, 2017
A huge Chinese construction company will partner with the New Zealand-backed BBI Group if plans to build the Pilbara’s latest mega-project come to fruition next year.
Solar jobs heat up for RCR
07 April, 2017
RCR Tomlinson has won two more solar power construction jobs, delivering it more than $160 million of renewable energy work in the space of a month.
First LNG from Gorgon Train 3
07 April, 2017
LNG production has started from Gorgon Train Three on Barrow Island, marking the end of the single largest resource construction project in Australia’s history.
Rio Tinto’s mine construction jobs top 1000
07 April, 2017
Projects underway at three of Rio Tinto’s Pilbara mine sites are expected to support more than 1000 construction jobs, the company said.
Johnston plugs infrastructure plan to WA miners
07 April, 2017
New Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston argues that Labor’s proposed infrastructure reforms will help maintain WA’s status as a top investment destination.
Western Areas tips $210M Odysseus mine below Cosmos
07 April, 2017
Nickel producer Western Areas hopes to begin early site works on its Odysseus project near Leinster early next year.
Curtin to start work on bus port early next year
07 April, 2017
Curtin University plans to begin work on what would be the State’s second-biggest bus station early next year at its Bentley campus.
Live electrical work to be restricted
10 March, 2017
EnergySafety has been developing new regulations aimed at preventing incidents.
Fortescue celebrates arrival of FMG Grace
10 March, 2017
Fortescue Metals Group has welcomed its second very large ore carrier, FMG Grace, into Port Hedland.
GR named as Dacian Gold EPC contractor
10 March, 2017
GR Engineering is set to reap a reward from WA’s latest gold boom, having secured a conditional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Dacian Gold.
Jobs open up at Forrestfield-Airport Link
10 March, 2017
Job opportunities are opening up on the $1.9 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project as the head contractor plans for the arrival of the first of two giant tunnel boring machines next month.
10 March, 2017
A year after shipping its first LNG from Gorgon, operator Chevron is poised for earlier-than-expected production from the project’s third and final processing train on Barrow Island.
10 March, 2017
Four years after putting a major expansion of its Pluto LNG plant on ice, Woodside Petroleum says it is now working on a smaller upgrade of the Karratha facility.
10 March, 2017
BGC Contracting has appointed a former Rio Tinto copper executive as its new mining chief.
Growth returning to minerals exploration
10 March, 2017
Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has confirmed that minerals exploration spending is on a growth path again, with WA leading the charge.
Shell calls for more LNG investment
10 March, 2017
The global LNG industry needs more investment in new projects to meet increasing Asian demand for the fuel next decade, Shell said in its first LNG Outlook.
10 March, 2017
Monadelphous Group said it has secured new contracts and additional works for customers with a combined value of about $120 million.
24 February, 2017
DOF Subsea Australia says it has won a contract with UK-based TechnipFMC for the provision of its Geoholm multipurpose support vessel.
24 February, 2017
Construction contracts for the Gruyere gold mine are expected to be awarded next month.
24 February, 2017
Atlas Iron has approved construction of a replacement mine in the Pilbara, with the $50 million Corunna Downs project expected to ship its first ore out of Port Hedland in Q1 2018.
24 February, 2017
NRW Holdings has secured a foothold in WA’s lithium boom after winning a $110 million contract at Altura Mining’s Pilgangoora project in the Pilbara.
Defence dollars for WA
24 February, 2017
A $100 million Commonwealth investment in WA’s defence infrastructure will create jobs and further strengthen the State’s world-class defence industry.
24 February, 2017
Monadelphous is poised to extend its long-term relationship with Oil Search via a proposed US$250 million contract in Papua New Guinea.
St Barbara poised for $95M gold project
24 February, 2017
St Barbara is set to approve a major infrastructure project next month.
Spanish shipbuilder to open WA office
24 February, 2017
Spanish shipbuilding giant Navantia is expanding its operations in Australia and plans to open a WA office next year.
24 February, 2017
WA mining is looking much brighter after a rebound in investment levels but the industry needs new entrepreneurs to grasp the opportunities on offer.
Koolan Island set for rebuild
24 February, 2017
A $90 million restart of Mount Gibson Iron’s flooded Koolan Island mine in the Kimberley looks increasingly likely.
Woodside plans US$25bn Browse development
Woodside Petroleum has put an approximate US$25 billion price tag on its latest plan to develop the Browse gas fields off the coast of WA and is targeting a final investment decision as early as 2019.
Road building blitz
WA is set for a $1 billion-plus road building blitz in the next two years, with the State Government tipping that 6000 jobs will be created from 17 new projects, mostly in the metropolitan area.
Defending WA’s share of defence
The Turnbull Government has released Australia’s first Naval Shipbuilding Plan, reigniting strong debate about the extent of WA’s role in the decades-long $90 billion program.
Kleenheat backs new Byford solar farm
A new $70 million solar power project backed by Wesfarmers subsidiary Kleenheat is expected to generate 100 construction jobs and begin operating next year.
Ichthys Explorer close to home
Inpex’s massive Offshore Central Processing Facility for the Ichthys LNG project is nearing the end of an epic sea migration.
Roe 8 Alliance starts on new roads
Seven months after winning the controversial Roe 8 highway contract in Perth’s south, the Roe 8 Alliance partners are being relocated.
Premier tells oil and gas to go local
Premier Mark McGowan has put oil and gas companies on notice that they need to focus on local content for their WA projects, while strongly praising Woodside's latest LNG plan.
Big miners iron out supplier wrinkles
WA’s biggest iron ore miners are embracing Premier Mark McGowan’s advice to put local jobs first when it comes to big resources jobs.
Scarborough beach lots up for grabs
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has called for expressions of interest from developers to deliver a commercial and retail precinct for the Scarborough beach redevelopment.
Garden Island upgrade jobs bobbing up
Job opportunities are starting to bob up on the $345 million HMAS Stirling upgrade at Garden Island.
Pindan takes award for Dampier hub
Pindan has been rewarded for its long-standing commitment to the Pilbara by winning a prestigious building award for a job last year in Dampier.
126 businesses prequalify for Future Submarines
The Turnbull Government and Naval Group confirmed that 126 Australian businesses have pre-qualified as eligible to take part in the supply chain for the $50 billion Future Submarine Program.
Fortescue close to conveyor deal
Fortescue operations director Greg Lilleyman says the iron ore major is homing in on a supplier “partnership” for a key productivity initiative at its Pilbara operations.
Luerssen says it has the right stuff for OPVs
Peter Luerssen says the Federal Government can meet a mid-2018 target of cutting steel for the OPVs, but remains in the dark on when he will learn if his team has won the contract.
Final packages for Pilbara lithium mine
WA’s newest lithium mine, Pilbara Minerals' Pilgangoora project, is ready to secure final works packages as major construction of the $234 million development gets underway.
$3.3m boost for Defence West
Defence West has been allocated $3.3 million in its first year as the State Labor Government ramps up its efforts to snare a bigger share of Federal defence spending.
BBIG hits State milestone
BBI Group welcomed the WA Government’s introduction of a key agreement for its $4 billion-plus Balla Balla project into State Parliament as funding negotiations continue.
BHP to buy local in Pilbara
BHP Iron Ore has expanded its east coast local buying program into the Pilbara as it prepares for an expected procurement blitz for the $3-4 billion South Flank project.
Fortescue’s Power to step down
Fortescue Metals Group is months away from entering a new management era with long-standing Chief Executive Nev Power to step down early next year.
Westport to shape Outer Harbour vision
Planning for the State Government’s proposed outer harbour at Kwinana has begun with the formation of the Westport Taskforce.