BHP Billiton has awarded a $91m contract to AusGroup‘s subsidiary AGC Industries for its Rapid Growth Project 5.

Under the contract, AGC will be responsible for mechanical, structural, piping and heavy haulage of Rapid Growth Project 5 at BHP’s Yandi operation in Western Australia.

The work involves development of an ore handling unit, stockpile and conveyor systems, fabrication of 2,000t of conveyor parts and transportation of 43 structural modules.

The project will start in February 2010.