FORTESCUE Metals Group (ASX: FMG) awarded two notable contracts in the last week, with one going to Civmec (ASX: CVL) and the other to John Holland.

Civmec was awarded a contract to build the structural concrete components for the FMG Iron Bridge magnetite project’s Dry Plant Detailed Earthworks and Concrete package.

The construction scope includes the primary, secondary and tertiary crushing areas, screening areas, air classification and primary grinding areas, course ore stockpile, dry rejects and conveyors.

It will involve more than 350,000m3 of earthworks, the fixing of around 5000t steel reinforcement and the placement of around 38,000m3 of concrete.

Civmec chief executive Patrick Tallon says the company is extremely pleased to be given a further opportunity to work with FMG on the Iron Bridge project.

“This is an exciting project of a very significant scale with a declared value for the overall project being US$2.6 billion,” he said.

The works will commence immediately with a targeted completion of the first quarter in 2022. More than 200 workers will be employed at the project’s peak, with a commitment to engage local Aboriginal enterprises.

The award increases Civmec’s order book to around $901 million.

John Holland was also awarded a contract worth $130m to construct 143km of railway connecting FMG’s Eliwana iron ore mine to WA’s Pilbara region.

John Holland plans to employ 400 new staff to design, manufacture and install the line’s signalling equipment and train control systems.

The construction of the heavy haul track will connect the new line to the existing FMG Hamersley line to Port Hedland in WA’s northwest.