NRW wins $123m mining contract from Nathan River Resources


Australian resources and infrastructure contractor NRW Holdings has been awarded a mining contract from Nathan River Resources for work on the Roper Bar Iron Ore Project in the Northern Territory.  

NRW said the contract award covers Stage 1 operations at Roper Bar, with production of 4.6 Mt of Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) and 1.0 Mt of DMS (Dense Media Separation) production at 1.5 – 1.8 Mtpa over 3 years.

“The contract scope includes drill and blast, load and haul, clearing and grubbing, top-soil and subsoil removal and rehandling of ore stockpiles,” the company said in a statement.

NRW’s CEO and Managing Director, Jules Pemberton said the 33-month contract value is circa $123 million, adding that at its pick there will be about 55 site-based personnel on the project.


“NRW is pleased to be involved in the recommencement of the Nathan River Minesite and looks forward to its successful execution,” he concluded.

The Roper Bar Iron Ore Project, which was commissioned in October 2020, has a fully integrated ‘pit-to-port’ logistics chain including a privately owned 171 km paved access road to an existing barge load-out facility and product stockyard.

Production ramp-up at the project is nearing completion, with four vessels now completed.

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