BHP South Flank’s first ore in Western Australia

07 June 2021

Fluor Corporation’s Mining & Metals business announced that its construction delivery scope has been achieved on budget and schedule for BHP’s USD 3.6bn South Flank iron ore project contributing to the delivery of the first ore. 

The project is the largest iron ore processing facility ever built in Western Australia and one of the largest iron ore processing hubs in the world.

“It is always very gratifying and rewarding to see a project of this magnitude completed on time and on budget,” said Tony Morgan, president of Fluor’s Mining and Metals business. “We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with BHP from the pre-construction feasibility study to improving the project’s capital efficiency, optimizing costs and schedules, and hiring indigenous and local team members. All of this was accomplished while navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to continuing our long and successful relationship with BHP.”

“We would like to thank the entire Fluor team from the design engineers to the fabrication and construction teams,” said Quinton Brand, BHP’s head of Western Australia major projects. “Fluor made an important contribution to the delivery of South Flank’s first ore.”

Fluor provided engineering, procurement, and construction management support on the project, which includes an 80-million-ton-per-year crushing and screening plant, state-of-the-art overland conveyor systems, and rail-loading facilities.