Industrial and mining

FIRM Construction is Perth’s leading design and construct contractor, specifically in industrial and mining projects. We have built many multi award-winning projects, with clients’ business operation in our forefront. Our ultimate aim is to enhance their business operations by maximising the newly built facility. 

WIRTGEN Australia

Scope: New build
Project Value: $34.3M

Located in South Guildford, WIRTGEN Australia’s warehouse was awarded the Professional Excellence Award by the Australian Institute of Building. The project includes construction of 15,000sqm warehouse and workshop; 30,000sqm hardstand constructed to G-class standard; hazardous materials storage facilities with fire tanks and water pumps; multi-storeys office and its fit-out. 

The Project Team dealt with challenging ground conditions which involved extensive de-watering and highly reactive soils.

 

Flashbutt welding facilities

Scope: Design and construct
Project Value: $44.3M

FIRM Construction constructed Rio Tinto’s rail infrastructure services in Cape Lambert. This computerised flashbutt welding facility produces Australia’s longest rail strings (400m). Once these stock lengths are welded, 28 gantry cranes load them onto specialised rail carriages for distribution throughout Rio Tinto’s iron ore rail network. 

Trip facilities

Scope: New build
Project Value: $36.5M

FIRM Construction constructed Rio Tinto’s trip facilities including a locomotive warehouse and refuelling facilities; installation of eight diesel fuel tanks; pipe reticulation and bridge; oily water separator and tailing ponds. 

The project team constructed the pipe bridge over a live train line and within the rail reserve.

CEVA/QR National Industrial Warehouse

Scope: New build
Value: $11.4M

Aurizon (nee QR National)’s 7,500sqm warehouse located in Forrestfield is constructed with tilt-up panelling and steel frames. The project encompass a modern office fit-out with end-of-trip facilities,  loading bay facilities, concrete hardstands, steel electric roller doors, roadways and crossovers ample for B-double road trains. 

Operations and vehicles inspection facilities

Design and construct contract for Rio Tinto in Cape Lambert.

Perth Core Library

Expansion works to the Perth Core Library which stores mineral and petroleum core and cuttings.

Calibre site offices

Design and construct contract to deliver Calibre's site offices in Cape Lambert, Western Australia.