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Rio Tinto awards AUD 60 Million Koodaideri Contracts

Mining News - Published on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

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Australian Mining reported that Rio Tinto has awarded more than AUD 60 million of contracts to Aboriginal businesses to develop the AUD 3.5 billion Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara in Western Australia, which moved into construction earlier this year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

White Springs, the largest Aboriginal recipient of awards, will supply more than 600,000 tonnes of ballast for the Koodaideri mine rail line. Bea Bea Creek quarry, the first indigenous-owned and operated quarry in Western Australia, will be established to fulfil the contract.

The company has awarded significant contracts to Kurtarra Cape USA JV to install fibre optic cables; Construction & Development Solutions for project surveying solutions; Lorrex Contracting to construct three access roads within the mine site; and Karlka Fencewright WA to install fence along the northern rail alignment.

Ngurrara, Yanagu Horizon, and Yurala have also been contracted to perform earthworks for the Pelican Rail Camp, Crossing Rail Camp, and the Koodaideri project’s rail alignment respectively.

Rio Tinto has also awarded several contracts to NRW Holdings this year, including AUD 18 million to provide apron feeders, side gates, and belt feeders; AUD 65 million to deliver bulk earthworks; and AUD 137 million for the Koodaideri’s rail formation.

The Koodaideri iron mine is part of Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future development, which aims to find advanced ways to extract minerals while reducing environmental impact and improving safety.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 14 Aug 2019
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