NRW awarded $37m Rio Tinto contract for Pilbara earthworks

NRW Holdings has been awarded a major earthworks and civil works contract worth $37 million at Rio Tinto’s Marandoo iron mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

NRW will carry out work at the mine’s waste storage facility, including stage 1A and 1B construction of the Southern Waste Fines Storage facility, as well as construction of over 15km of embankment. In addition, NRW will also construct 4km of access road, which includes 6km of embankment.

NRW will start work on the project in April; it will utilise over 100 workers at its peak and is expected to run for 44 weeks.

It is the latest in a series of high-profile civil contracts for Perth-based NRW, and the company has worked with Rio Tinto several times in the past. Other major clients NRW has worked with in the past include Fortescue Metals Group, BHP and Samsung C&T.

Rio Tinto’s long-running Marandoo mine opened in 1994 and is located 35km east of Tom Price in the Pilbara, WA; its mine life is expected to run until at least 2030.

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