Ventia has a new $35 million five-year Bulk Materials Handling Services contract with BHP at Olympic Dam in South Australia. 

The management of Bulk Materials will aid copper production, and support the operations of the smelter with consumables to maintain uninterrupted production. The contract includes the processing and recycling of slag by-product from BHP's smelting operations. 

Chief Executive, Resources, Tom Quinn said: "This important contract win builds on Ventia's 20-year relationship at Olympic Dam, and reaffirms our long-term commitment to the region. We have the broad range of skills required to support multiple sectors and grow our business in South Australia." 

Ventia has worked with BHP at Olympic Dam since 1997 providing shutdown management services, electrical, instrumentation, civil, mechanical maintenance, project services, labour hire, rail maintenance services, and drilling services through its subsidiary companies; Rig and Well Services, and Gorey and Cole. 

The company's State presence includes more than 2,000 employees working for companies including ASC, the Australian Rail Track Corporation, the Department of Defence, SA Water and Santos. 

BHP is a world-leading resources company operating primarily in Australia and the Americas. The Olympic Dam facility, located 560 kilometres north of Adelaide, is one of the world's largest ore bodies, and one of the world's largest deposits of copper, gold, and uranium. Olympic Dam operates a fully integrated processing facility from ore to metal. 

The contract started 1 February 2018.