VDM Group Ltd (VMG) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Wylie & Skene Pty Ltd, has been awarded a $14.1 million contract by BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd for work at the Talc Redesign Project at Mt Keith. The contract follows a number of recent contract successes, including a contract with Rio Tinto subsidiary Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd for $79 million, contracts with MCC Mining and CITIC Mining for $111 million, and a contract with BHP Billiton Iron Ore for $14.2 million. With recently awarded contracts to VDM Group exceeding $200 million, the Company’s order book now stands at over $415 million. The contract involves extensive earthworks and concrete work at Mt Keith. VDM Group will be providing considerable expertise to achieve a construction methodology that is both safe and cost effective.
VDM Group subsidiary, Wylie & Skene Pty Ltd, will be responsible for the project and will work closely with another VDM Group subsidiary, Cape Crushing & Earthmoving Contractors Pty Ltd, which has considerable experience on the Mt Keith Project. The contract commences in April 2010 and is expected to be completed late 2010. Wylie & Skene’s Managing Director Mark Nagle believes that the award of this contract highlights the strength of VDM Group’s relationship with BHP Billiton and demonstrates the diverse range of building and civil works that the Group is capable of delivering for its blue chip client base. “Our dedicated team is committed to meeting the expectations of our valued customers and delivering this important project in a manner consistent with of our reputation for safety, efficiency and excellence,” Mr Nagle said.
VDM Group has established a significant footprint in the mineral and resource development sector, with its client base including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, CP Mining, Woodside Petroleum and Fortescue Metals Group. It is structured into three operating divisions; namely, Consulting, Construction, and Resources and Infrastructure. Within each division there are specialised companies offering a comprehensive range of services which include civil and mechanical construction ; civil marine construction including drill and blast, armour rock production and placement; mineral process plant design and construction; crushing and earthmoving; commercial, industrial and residential building construction; structural steel fabrication; civil, structural and protective engineering; environmental and water services; building design and master planning etc. These services enable VDM Group to deliver a one-stop design, construction and project management services to its clients.