ECM recently celebrated the successful completion of the construction phase of the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project mine processing facility where it was responsible for the largest portion of electrical, instrumentation, controls (EI&C) and communications works.
The landmark $10 billion project involved the construction of a mine, process plant, heavy haul rail line and a port capable of exporting 55 million tonnes of iron ore per annum.
“The challenging and rewarding project enabled ECM to strengthen its major project execution capability and capacity,” said ECM General Manager – Projects, Ryan Weeks.
“Having overcome some early delays, the EI&C works at the mine were completed on an accelerated timeline resulting in ECM having a peak manning levels exceeding 1,100 direct hires.
“The compressed scheduled created significant challenges for ECM’s Recruitment team which coordinated the mobilisation of electricians, instrument technicians and a substantial number of mechanical trades people,” Mr Weeks said.
In completing the works, which involved 1.1 million man-hours across a $165 million scope, ECM recorded zero LTI and IR incidents on the project, retained staff to achieve a very low turnover rate and achieved an average Indigenous participation rate of more than 4.8%.
“We are pleased with our overall performance on the project which helped us continue to grow and develop as a business,” Mr Weeks said.
“Along the way we built a strong working relationship with the project’s EPC contractor Samsung C&T and look forward to the prospect of working with them again in the future.”
Founded in 1986, ECM is a leading construction and maintenance company servicing clients in the mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and power generation sectors.
The company has operational hubs in Perth (Henderson), Port Hedland, Adelaide (Thebarton) and Brisbane (Murarrie).