Macmahon Holdings says 2014 is shaping up as a challenging year for the mining contractor as it battles for work in the resources industry.

Still, the company’s tender pipeline sits at around $2.5 billion and it’s hopeful of securing work with major mining companies such as BHP Billiton, Vale, Newmont, Barrick, Rio Tinto, Peabody and Adani. “We are in discussions with all of these companies about opportunities that are on the horizon,” chief executive…