Calibre wins Rio Tinto West Angelas expansion contract

Calibre has won the contract for Rio Tinto’s West Angelas iron ore mine expansion in the Pilbara.

The $22 million contract will see Calibre Group provide EPCM services from the implementation phase of the brownfields expansion.

It will start the project immediately, with completion scheduled in the first half of 2015.

It involves the development of West Angelas Deposit B, focusing on additional heavy mining equipment, extension of the process plant as well as a new ore stacker, extension of existing non-process infrastructure, and overall enhancements to the site’s utilities and services.

Calibre’s managing director Peter Reichler welcomed the contract, stating that “we are pleased to be able to secure this new opportunity”.

“This continues Calibre’s long association with Rio Tinto as West Angelas, where Calibre was the EPCM provide for the capacity expansion from 16 mtpa to 25mtpa in 2004-2006.”

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