13/12/2016 - 10:27

Civmec wins $160m job at Rio's bauxite project

13/12/2016 - 10:27

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Henderson-based Civmec has won $160 million worth of contracts for work at Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project in Queensland.

Civmec chief executive Pat Tallon. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Henderson-based Civmec has won $160 million worth of contracts for work at Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project in Queensland.

The larger of the two contracts for the $US1.9 billion project involves construction of a process facility including a bauxite beneficiation plant and associated water, electrical and lighting systems, and about 11,800 tonnes of steel and precast concrete.

The fabrication, precast manufacture and modular assembly will be carried out at the contractor’s Henderson and Newcastle facilities.

The second contract was awarded by Swedish engineering group Sandvik for the part-supply, fabrication, surface treatment, mechanical and electrical installation and modularisation of a stacker, reclaimer and shiploader for bauxite material handling.

Civmec will fabricate about 2,200t of steel, with the work to be carried out in Henderson.

Work will begin immediately, with the project expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

“These awards demonstrate that Civmec, as a leading heavy engineering constructor, has bridged the gap between Australian and overseas fabrication options,” Civmec chief executive Pat Tallon said.

“With our high quality, schedule assurance and price competitiveness, Rio Tinto has acknowledged that a local delivery is the best option for this important Australian project.”

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