Above: Artist impression of Ashburton ore storage facility
Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) have been awarded a $60M contract by Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) for the design and construction of their Port of Ashburton Ore Storage facility in Onslow, WA.
The scope includes the design, fabrication, supply and erection of an enclosed 284 metre long ore storage facility and associated materials handling. The design is already well underway and onsite construction works are expected to start in January 2023.
“This project fits perfectly into our core business and will provide employment for about 60 site personnel and opportunities for local businesses,” explained Kerman’s Managing Director Chris Kerman. ”To deliver a world class facility for MRL we will call upon our previous experience in the design and construction of port bulk storage and materials handling facilities in locations such as Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Port Kembla and Whyalla.”
“We are very pleased with the opportunity to design and construct a storage facility with these dimensions in the Pilbara region. Once constructed this facility will be one of the largest enclosed bulk storage buildings in Australia’s cyclone region,” Chris Kerman added.
Established in 1981, Kerman is a well-respected business that undertakes a wide variety of Design & Construct and EPC construction projects ranging from materials handling and bulk storage facilities, process plants to non-process infrastructure and accommodation villages. Kerman owns majority of its own plant.