Western Australia mining contractor MACA, now part of Thiess, has won a three-year contract at Atlas Iron’s McPhee Creek iron ore project in the state’s Pilbara region.
Up to 10 million tonnes a year of primary crushed ore from McPhee Creek will be road-trained to Hancock Prospecting-controlled Roy Hill about 100km to the south.
MACA also works at Hancock-owned Atlas Iron’s Sanjiv Ridge (formerly Corunna Downs) mine.
“We’ve been working with Atlas for almost 15 years across our crushing, civil and mining businesses, and I look forward to working with them once again on the McPhee Creek project,” Thiess group executive Australia West and MACA CEO David Greig said.
The company expects to employ up to 145 people at McPhee Creek.