Engineering group Monadelphous has been awarded a major iron ore contract for Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Brockman Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The contract is for the supply and installation of structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works for the construction of the Western Turner Brockman iron ore plant.
The project forms part of Rio Tinto’s expansion of its Pilbara infrastructure to increase iron ore capacity to 360 million tonnes per annum by 2015.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded another important Rio Tinto iron ore project and to continue our long standing involvement in the expansion of Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore operations,” Monadelphous Managing Director Rob Velletri said.
The contract is valued at approximately $260 million, and is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013.