PRESS RELEASE: 04/06/2020

Global conveyor components manufacturer PROK has been awarded a major contract for the design, manufacture and supply of conveyor pulleys at the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project, a joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB Pty. Ltd, near Port Hedland in Western Australia.

PROK will design, manufacture and supply around 170 complete pulleys from their Bayswater production facility in Perth, Western Australia. The pulleys will be installed across 25 new conveyors at the Iron Bridge site.

PROK are experts in conveyor equipment and specialise in solutions that help mining companies across the globe keep their conveyor systems running efficiently and safely.

PROK General Manager, Wade Guelfi, said the Iron Bridge contract award highlighted PROK’s high level of technical capability and manufacturing experience.

“As a recognised leader in large engineered pulleys, we were a perfect fit for this type of project. Our advanced in-house engineering team worked closely with the client to design a pulley solution that meets all project requirements”

The pulleys range in sizes from 500mm – 1200mm diameter and will be delivered in 6 stages starting in January 2021.

The contract forms part of Stage 2 of the Iron Bridge project which involves construction of a large-scale process plant and port infrastructure to support 20mtpa magnetite production.

“We are excited to be part of this project and proud to be delivering heavy duty engineered pulleys manufactured right here in Western Australia. We look forward to working closely with the client as the project progresses” added Mr Guelfi.

Contact us to find out more about PROK engineered pulley solutions.