The landmark mining project was recognized through the Engineers Australia WA Engineering Distinction Award 2016; the Australian Excellence Award for Project Management and the Australian Excellence Award for Resource Development.
WSP Managing Director Property, Environment & Resources Andrew Mather commented on the award-win:
‘As the Project Management Contractor for the Roy Hill Project, WSP is proud to see the team receive further award recognition following on from the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project of The Year Award 2016 and the 2016 Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) Railway Project Award win.
‘It is gratifying to see such a technically-challenging development recognized for its project management expertise which saw the $10 billion mega-iron ore project delivered to time, budget and safety specifications across a combined contractor workforce of more than 37,000 people during construction.
‘Since 2013 we have shared our global project management skills and experience to support Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill Holdings in the delivery of this complex, multidisciplinary project.
‘The combined Roy Hill team should be rightfully proud of this signature project and its impressive award-win tally’ concluded Mr Mather.
About Roy Hill:
- Roy Hill is a world-class, landmark mining operation and one of the largest of its kind ever undertaken in Australia
- Situated approximately 115 kms north of Newman, Western Australia, Roy Hill is a world-class, low phosphorus, Marra Mamba iron ore deposit located in the Pilbara – one of the world’s premier iron ore provinces – and the only independent iron ore project with West Australian majority ownership.
- With an integrated mine, rail and port facilities, which has the capacity to deliver 55Mtpa – Roy Hill is one of the world’s major resource based projects.
- Roy Hill’s first shipment of iron ore departed from Port Hedland on 10 December 2015