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Monadelphous wins coal contract

The company received a notice of award for work on both the stockyard and high-voltage infrastructure at the $818 million expansion project, which will double the overall throughput at Abbot Point coal terminal to 50 million tonnes per annum. The scope of work awarded to Monadelphous covers high-voltage electrical work at the coal terminal as well as structural, mechanical and electrical work within the stockyards. The high-voltage package includes upgrading parts of the existing coal handling plant, the installation of new plant and an overall upgrade to the power system. At the stockyards, Monadelphous will procure, construct and commission, new bund conveyors as well as extensions to the existing inloading and outloading conveyors.Monadelphous Group managing director Rob Velletri said the proposed work was the largest coal terminal contract package the company had won to date.“We are continuing to increase our portfolio of large scale multi-disciplinary construction projects,” he said. “[Abbot Point coal terminal] closely follows recent wins in Western Australia and similar projects at the Dalrymple Bay, RG Tanna and Hay Point coal terminals in Queensland.”Project works will begin immediately with substantial completion scheduled for the fourth quarter of calendar 2009.

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