NRW wins A$101m Rio contract

21st March 2011 By: Esmarie Iannucci - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia

PERTH (miningweekly.com) - ASX-listed project NRW Holdings on Monday reported that it had been awarded a A$101-million car dumper and bulk earthworks contract by diversified miner Rio Tinto, for that company’s Cape Lambert port B project, in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert port B project comprises the construction of a new port facility adjacent to the existing Cape Lambert port. The expansion of the port facilities forms part of Rio’s drive to expand its iron-ore capabilities to 330-million tons a year.

The Cape Lambert port B project would increase the mining giant’s port capacity from the current 80-million tons a year, to around 180-million tons, by 2016. This will be achieved through construction of a new 1,8-km jetty and four-berth wharf to run parallel to the existing jetty and four-berth wharf.

The contract scope includes bulk earthworks, roadworks, drainage and miscellaneous civil works, along with the associated earthworks for future stockpiles and car dumper facility.

NRW Holdings said in a statement that work under the contract would start immediately and would last for around 88 weeks.