Pilbara acquires Roy Hill’s Rail Camp 3

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Roy Hill Rail Camp Image credit Pilbara Minerals

Australian lithium developer Pilbara Minerals Limited has agreed to purchase Roy Hill’s Rail Camp 3, currently located about 90km south of its wholly owned Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project in WA.

Roy Hill Rail Camp Image credit Pilbara Minerals
Roy Hill Rail Camp
Image credit Pilbara Minerals

The camp, which will be relocated to the Pilgangoora Project, became surplus to Roy Hill’s requirements following the completion of construction of its railway line from Roy Hill to Port Hedland.

Pilbara said the 300-person camp facility is of a high standard and comes complete with all modern amenities including a gym, recreation, and wet mess.

“The purchase of the Camp presents an opportunity to establish a rapid site presence which will facilitate early works designed to support the Company’s fast-track development strategy for the Pilgangoora Project,” the company said in a statement.

“The camp will be relocated in two stages, the first stage consisting of the relocation of 56 rooms and amenities including the kitchen, dining, administration and offices and laundry. The second stage will see the remaining rooms relocated to establish a 300-room camp.”

The camp relocation to the Pilgangoora Project will commence soon and is expected to be fully commissioned by the end of April 2017.

“Pilbara would like to thank the Roy Hill team for completing the agreement for the camp in an open and co-operative manner,” reads the statement.

“This is a positive milestone for the Pilgangoora Project and marks another step towards the development of one of the most significant new resource projects in Western Australia.”