United Group yesterday announced its subsidiary, UGL Resources, had secured a $165 million contract from BHP Billiton Iron Ore for work at Port Hedland, Western Australia.
The company will fabricate and install structural steel and mechanical equipment for transfer stations, conveyors and shuttles at BHP’s Rapid Growth Project 5.
According to UGL chief executive Richard Leupen, the company is delighted it will be working with BHP Billiton Iron Ore on this project.
“This is an important win for UGL and cements our position as one of the leading engineering and construction services firms in the resources sector,” he said.
According to Leupen, the company currently has approximately 2,500 people working in the WA resources sector alone.
“The planned expansion of WA’s iron ore industry will provide us with major engineering, construction and maintenance opportunities over the longer term,” he said.
“UGL is very well placed to capitalise on this expansion.”