NRW Holdings wins $140m iron ore mining contract with Rio Tinto

NRW has announced that it has won a contract worth $140 million for mining and ore haulage at Rio Tinto’s Nammuldi mine.

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The Nammuldi mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The mine is fully owned and operated by Rio Tinto Iron Ore and is one of twelve iron ore mines the company operates in the Pilbara.

According to NRW’s announcement, the scope of the Rio Tinto contract includes:

  • Construction of mine haul roads, ore stockpiles, waste dumps and other mine infrastructure;
  • Production mining (including drill & blast);
  • Haulage of high grade ore from mine area to the existing Nammuldi Plant site;
  • Supply, installation and operation of two 5 Mtpa crushing plants.

The project is set to boost production at the Nammuldi mine. The company said that the contract term runs for two years and is anticipated to have a peak of 135 personnel on site, including local indigenous participation.

“It is pleasing to be awarded a significant contract during challenging times for the industry and continue a long association with Rio Tinto in the Pilbara. This contract award follows completion of the Nammuldi BWT works for Rio Tinto earlier this month,” said NRW CEO Jules Pemberton.

Preliminary site works will begin this August.

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