Exciting opportunity underway

Media release > 1st May, 2020

SIMEC Mining has commenced work on the latest opportunity for its Whyalla Port operations – the deconstruction, scrapping and recycling (DSR) of its first decommissioned vessel.

As announced in March, SIMEC is partnering with McMahon Services to cut up the decontaminated hull of the ex‐HMAS Success for recycling.

General Manager Operational Transformation Greg McMillan said the work complies with the strictest environmental conditions, with a development application for the activity approved by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and associated referral and review by the Environment Protection Authority.

“This work is utilising local maritime services and other contractor services, as well as presenting an opportunity for greater scope should we secure more DSR work through the Whyalla Port in the future,” Mr McMillan said.

ex-HMAS Success arrives at Whyalla Port.

Visit the SIMEC website to read the full media release.


Sean Kelly
Media and Communications Manager, GFG Alliance
(08) 8640 4206
0411 054 643

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