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3 June 2019
A well-established mining, engineering and construction company has won a tender for part of a $3.5 billion metal project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
A Joint Venture between Acciona a global leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy, and Clough recently secured the civil works contract for Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri Iron Ore Project, 301km south of Port Hedland.
The arrangement will see Acciona and Clough perform the civil works to prepare for major construction of the Northern Rail Formation, which will service the mine. Once complete there will be a 170km rail link between the mine and existing Rio Tinto Iron Ore Rail Network.
More than 200 jobs are expected to complete the rail formation, bridge construction, culverts and road and level crossing access.
“We are excited with the opportunity to work with Rio Tinto Iron Ore to deliver its vision for the Koodaideri Project as we continue to grow our presence in Western Australia’s Iron Ore developments,” Clough CEO and Managing Director Peter Bennett said.
In November 2018, Rio Tinto has invested $3.5 billion for the development of the Koodaideri Project.
The entire project is expected to provide up to 2,000 jobs during construction and a further 600 permanent positions during operation.
Koodaideri is expected to be operational by 2021.