Steel supply for a massive mining project

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Quality steel supply in uncertain times: how Southern Steel WA keeps the Australian mining industry moving

Southern Steel WA has a solid track record of servicing the Australian mining industry. Quality is the hallmark of the services and steel we supply, but it’s our broad, deep stock levels and unparalleled processing capability that make us the perfect partner for mining companies and supporting industries.

We spoke with one of our valued clients, a leading integrated maintenance, engineering and project services delivery business, to find out just how Southern Steel WA goes the extra mile for our clients.

Fabrication of steel project in mining industry

The project

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) engaged our client to fabricate and install overland conveyor CV006, a continuation of overland conveyor CV005 at the company’s Cloudbreak operations. The $24M project took 10 months to complete, needing 1,500 tonnes of steel fabrication to build almost five kilometres of conveyor.

After 65,000 hours on site and several shuts due to cyclones and the global COVID-19 pandemic, our client successfully completed the project on time. Southern Steel WA played a big part in that success.

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Sourcing high quality steel

Meeting guaranteed lead times is integral to our service – but there’s one thing that sets Southern Steel WA apart, and that’s our commitment to supplying steel of the highest quality.

It’s so easy working with them. Southern Steel WA has the steel we need, and they always deliver on time. When there were shortages due to the pandemic, they sourced steel from out of state to make sure we had what we needed, when we needed it.”

As a proud member of the Southern Steel Group, Southern Steel WA uses high quality steel, with most of the steel we carry coming from Australian mills. All of our steel is supplied to Australian standards, and our work is ISO 9001 certified.

Our prefabrication service specialises in unique and heavy plate pressings for a huge range of mining machinery and equipment, including the supply of cut and formed plate, and quench and tempered wear plate for heavy machinery, plant equipment and other mining applications.

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Perfect partners

With unparalleled steel supply and processing capability, Southern Steel WA is perfectly positioned to meet the demanding schedules and unique requirements of the mining industry.

“We’ve been working with Southern Steel WA for 11 years. Their prices are always competitive, and their stock levels are better than anyone else’s, but it’s their customer service – from tender right through to delivery – that makes them the perfect partner for what we need.”

We offer a dependable, flexible and agile service for our clients, delivering efficient steel supply and processing solutions with a smile. Our broad, deep stock levels ensure we can meet all of your steel requirements, but it’s our excellent and personalised client service that sets us apart.

You can trust that the Southern Steel WA team will go the extra mile to meet your needs, delivering what no one else can.

Partner with us for smart, quality steel solutions for mining

SSWA is a force to be reckoned with in supplying steel products and processing solutions to our partners in WA’s mining industry. Whether you need high quality off-the-shelf components or a bespoke grade of steel, we have unparalleled capability to meet the unique needs of your project.

Get in touch for your custom steel solution.


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