Rio Tinto has handed Mondium a major $400 million design and construction contract for the Western Turner Syncline Phase 2 (WTS2) mine in Western Australia.
Rio Tinto, the Western Australian government and South Metropolitan TAFE have partnered to launch an Australian-first qualification in automation.
Rio Tinto has awarded a $45 million construction contract to Pindan at its Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara.
SIMPEC has won a $4 million contract at Rio Tinto’s $US579 million ($787 million) Robe River joint venture project, West Angelas, in the Pilbara.
Joint venture partners Rio Tinto and Hancock Prospecting have opened the Baby Hope mine, a fourth Hope Downs operation that boasts the use of automation.
Rio Tinto has approved $US146 million ($196 million) in preliminary funding for its first intelligent mine, the Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara region, Western Australia.
Rio Tinto plans to grow the number of contracts it awards to Western Australian suppliers through a fresh approach to procurement.