Boom Logistics wins contract to support major smelter shutdown project in South Australia

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Industrial services group Boom Logistics has been awarded a new contract at BHP Olympic Dam to support a major smelter shutdown project commencing in August 2021.

Boom Logistics said the Smelter Campaign Maintenance 2021 (SCM21) project, valued at about $15 million, is additional to its ongoing maintenance work at BHP Olympic Dam which Boom has been fulfilling since 2012.

CEO and Managing Director Tony Spassopoulos said the company will supply additional cranes and speciality rigging and engineering services for the shutdown, with the mobilisation of equipment to commence in June 2021.

“Boom Logistics continues to win new mining maintenance work. We are very proud of our longstanding relationship providing services to BHP Olympic Dam, and pleased to support another major smelter shutdown program,” Mr Spassopoulos continued.

“During the SCM21 shutdown, Boom Logistics will have 40 cranes and approximately 150 crew on site at Olympic Dam.

“We have an experienced team on site with the priority on safety first and project delivery. Shutdowns are an essential part of mining maintenance, contributing to safe and effective production and productivity improvement.

“We continue to expand our mining services business and the BHP Olympic Dam SCM21 program will support a strong start to the new financial year.”

Boom, which employs approximately 750 staff across Australia, said the project will run from August to November 2021.

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