Fluor has more than 50 years of iron ore experience and has worked with BHP on numerous prior iron ore projects in the Pilbara region. Fluor joined BHP at the later stages of the definition phase study of the project when it was awarded the follow-on project and construction management scope.
The work was performed from BHP's office in Perth, with Fluor and BHP managing the project together as an integrated project team.
After construction started in July 2018, the project achieved 50% completion in October 2019. The project team reached a construction milestone in November 2019, erecting the first 1,500 tons of modules in the ore-handling plant. Construction began on the Primary Crusher 2 facility in February 2020.