NRW win Pilbara contracts

NRW have been awarded a number of civil mining contracts in the Pilbara.

The contractor has been awarded three contracts with Hammersley Iron, which are part of its wider framework agreement with Rio Tinto that is worth $125 million.

It will build the car dumper bulk earthworks at Cape Lambert, which will run over six months.

The project for the Cape Lambert Port B expansion includes 480 000 cubic metres of excavation, of which 350 00 cubic metres will require drilling and blasting.

It also includes a ground support package, including the installation of 5500 cubic metres of rock fall netting and cable rock bolts.

Bulk earthworks and pavements for access roads are included.

Work will be jointly carried out with the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation.

NRW will also pour around 16 500 cubic metres of concrete for the primary crusher, overland conveyor and plant at Hammersley’s Western Turner Syncline, in a joint venture with Eastern Guruma.

The contractor is also upgrading and expanding the Boolgeeda airstrip’s runway, which is complementary to the Western Turner Brockman project.

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