Downer secures Rio contract

Downer EDI has won the contract for Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Mesa A/Warramboo project.

The infrastructure contract, worth more than $50 million, involves earthworks, concrete works, road surfacing and bridge construction, as well as electrical and communication works.

Downer CEO Grant Fenn said this is a first with Rio Tinto’s expansion projects group.

The Warramboo project, which is located 165 km south of Karratha, is scheduled for completion in April next year.

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