WICET general manager commercial Peter Gunn says more contracts are in the pipeline and will be announced soon.
WICET general manager commercial Peter Gunn says more contracts are in the pipeline and will be announced soon. David Sparkes

Contracts on way at Wiggins Island

MORE big contract announcements are just around the corner for the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).

Since WICET's final investment decision in September, worth $2.5 billion, three major contracts have been announced for bulk earthworks and construction.

WICET general manager commercial Peter Gunn said more contracts were being negotiated and they would be announced in the not-too-distant future.

"We've got our two big earthworks contracts and a couple of smaller preparation contracts," he said.

"What's coming next is the marine (construction contract)."

"That's a big 300-odd-million type of contract. We're probably about a week away from announcing that, so we are quite close there.

"We are hoping to get another big contract (for the stockyard SME) out before Christmas as well."

WICET's allocation of contracts seemed to have been ticking over nicely since the final investment decision two months ago.

Mr Gunn said the procurement process had begun in earnest early this year, long before the investment decision.



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