Kerman Contracting has won a contract to construct a laboratory at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
The contract for the design and construction of an automated iron ore sample processing laboratory building was secured with Scott Technology.
Kerman expects to start construction in the second quarter of this year, with completion estimated for February 2021.
The contractor will be responsible for fire protection, civil and concrete works, along with structural, hydraulic, electrical/communication works.
Kerman managing director Chris Kerman said the company had been working with Scott to refine the work scope and price over the last nine months.
“We are very pleased to be awarded the design and construction of the Koodaideri laboratory building,” he said.
“We are now looking forward to getting the project under way and establishing a long lasting business relationship with Scott.”
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.