Leighton wins Rio port contract

Leighton has announced its subsidiary John Holland has been awarded a $276 million marine contract for work at Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert Port.

Leighton has announced its subsidiary John Holland has been awarded a $276 million marine contract for work at Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert Port.

Forming part of the early works at the West Australian port, the contract consist of the construction of a 920 metre jetty and two berth wharf, new ship loading facilities and piping works.

The work is predicted to expand capacity at the site by 50 million tonnes per annum.

This contract comes on the back of similar port expansion work by Leighton, such as that at the Abbot Point Coal Terminal in Bowen, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal in Mackay and the RG Tanna Coal Terminal in Gladtsone.

The new port will be located approximately 40 kilometres east of Karratha.

Construction is forecast to be completed in late 2012.

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