O'Donnell Griffin to fix BHP rail links

O'Donnell Griffin awarded $96.5 million contract to overhaul BHPs' rail signalling system in Western Australia’s Pilbara region

Electrical engineering and contracting company O’Donnell Griffin will begin overhauling the entire rail signalling system on BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Rapid Growth Project Five (RGP5) in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

The $96.5 million contract will require O’Donnell Griffin to upgrade the links to improve transit times from BHP mines. The firm is currently involved in other RGP projects for BHP.

O’Donnell Griffin General Manager David Howe says the new contract has boosted his company’s reputation in Western Australia and contributed to the region’s ongoing mining focus.

"We value this contract highly and look forward to further enhancing the strong working relationship built [between O’Donnell and BHP] over the past two decades," Howe says.

Howe says O’Donnell’s expansion is "timely" given the expected investment and long term development of the infrastructure sector in Australia and overseas.

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