RCR win Rio Tinto iron ore contract

RCR Tomlinson has been awarded a contract to provide materials handling systems at Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass mine.

The contract, valued at $120 million, sees RCR provide a crusher and conveyor systems.

It includes the engineering, procurement, and construction of a new primary crusher, nine kilometres of overland conveyors, and associated 33kV power lines at Silvergrass East.

Construction will begin on site in the fourth quarter, after Rio Tinto gain’s the necessary governmental approvals.

“This contract awards demonstrates that RCR is certainly leading the iron ore processing industry and is a result of our innovative approach to cost competitive solutions,” RCR CEO Paul Dalgleish said.

“Our design was innovative and provides Rio Tinto with a solution that uses capital efficiently.”