Clough secures second Koodaideri contract

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Clough, in a joint venture (JV) with Acciona, has won a contract for Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore mine in the East Pilbara region.

The contract award involves the construction of Great Northern highway road over rail bridge and access road intersection for Koodaideri.

Its scope of work includes the construction of the bridge over rail, 3.6 kilometres of road for the approaches to the bridge, and side road upgrades of the Great Northern Highway and Koodaideri Mine Access Road intersection.

This is the second transportation infrastructure project awarded to the Acciona Clough JV this year.

Clough chief executive Peter Bennett said the JV was extremely pleased to be awarded this project by Main Roads Western Australia.

“Our history with Main Roads started in 1957 and we are proud to continue being part of the ongoing development of Western Australia’s transport infrastructure,” Bennett said.

Clough also won a contract to construct the northern rail formation for the Koodaideri project in April.

Koodaideri requires a 170-kilometre rail spur to connect it to the existing Rio Tinto Iron Ore rail network in the state’s northwest. This will allow its iron ore to be transported to either the Dampier or Cape Lambert ports.

The contract is expected to create 200 new jobs and entail 100 kilometres of rail formation earthworks, culverts, bridge construction, access road and level crossings.

“We are excited with the opportunity to work with Rio Tinto Iron Ore to deliver its vision for the Koodaideri project as we continue to grow our presence in Western Australia’s iron ore developments,” Bennett said in April.

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