NRW wins Fortescue contracts

NRW has won rail contracts for Fortescue’s iron ore projects.

The $70 million, seven month contract will see NRW undertake the bulk earthworks for 50 kilometres of the miner’s rail duplication project.

It expects to carry out significant drill and blast work through the cuttings, adjacent to the operating rail.

The contractor said its past experience in the Pilbara rock cutting alongside rail was a key factor in winning the work.

NRW will begin the earthworks immediately, using its existing workforce from nearby Fortescue project.

It anticipates a peak workforce of around 200.

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