Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd


June 2012 - February 2013


$24 million



The project included a new coal mine and coal handling preparation plan (CHPP). The CHPP will also process an additional 2.5 million tonnes of coal per annum from the expansion of the neighbouring Peak Downs Mine. BMD was engaged to construct the mine haul roads and pads, security access gates, mine industrial facility, coal processing plant facilities, train load out facilities, temporary warehouse facilities, general service installation and electrical work.


The project’s scope included:

  • 55,000m3 of earthworks
  • construction of 54,000m3 of mine haul roads to accommodate heavy vehicles
  • construction of mine industrial area facilities and a steel warehouse
  • construction of 100 building complexes varied in size up to 440m2 for office and amenity use.


BMD successfully self-performed the majority of works and were awarded further scope based on excellent performance. This model of self-performing works minimised and mitigated risk by employing the majority of the workforce under BMD’s General Collective Agreement.

Through self-performance, BMD was able to provide the client with efficient scheduling, flexibility for alternative solutions, and the ability to efficiently manage all aspects of the works.

At the project’s peak, BMD had directly engaged 90 staff on the project and through self-performing such a diverse offering our client was given great flexibility to vary and increase scope as and when required. Through the successful self-performance of works, BMD achieved a defect free project at practical completion.

Notably, the Caval Ridge General Services project achieved over 140,000 hours lost time injury and medically treated injury free.

Overall, BMD developed an excellent working relationship with the client meeting all environmental, safety and operational protocols.