The winning contract for an ambitious $350M project promising to increase capacity at Western Australia’s Geraldton Port has been announced.
Western Australian Minister for Ports, Rita Saffioti, has confirmed that the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management tender for Mid West Port Authority’s (MWPA) $350 million Port Maximisation Project (PMaxP) has been awarded to BG&E Resources.
In May 2022, the McGowan Government announced funding approval of $350 million for MWPA’s PMaxP, a major infrastructure project at the Geraldton Port in response to a significant projected throughput increase from 15MT to around 25MT per annum over the next ten years.
Ms Saffioti said the project would ensure the State’s Mid-West is well situated in taking advantage of projected economic growth.
“This is an exciting milestone for PMaxP, a project which will ensure the Mid-West economy remains strong and continues to grow well into the future,” Ms Saffioti said.
“We want to see the Mid-West thrive, and investing in the growth of the Geraldton Port is going to be absolutely critical to achieving that.
“We have allocated $350 million to deliver this critical expansion to the Geraldton Port, which will deliver continued economic growth, trade diversification and export competitiveness.”
BG&E Resources will be responsible for supervising, managing and coordinating construction throughout the project.
The company is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy based in Perth with significant experience in the delivery of large-scale projects, particularly in the resources industry and marine environment.
The expansion will be executed over the next four years, with regional benefits including continued economic growth and trade diversification.
Design works are underway and several forward works projects have already commenced onsite at the Port of Geraldton.