Diversified engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson has been awarded a contract with Rio Tinto to deliver a primary crusher and overland conveyor system for the Silverglass mine.
Valued at $120 million, the contract will see RCR perform engineering, procurement and construction work on a new primary crusher, 9km of overland conveyor and associated 33kV power line at Rio Tinto’s Silverglass East mine for its Pilbara iron ore operations in WA.
RCR Managing Director & CEO Dr Paul Dalgleish said construction is expected to commence on site in Q4 of 2016, following Rio Tinto gaining the necessary government approvals.
“This contract award demonstrates that RCR is certainly leading the iron ore processing industry and is a result of our innovative approach to cost competitive solutions,” Mr Dalgleish remarked.
“This win, when added to recent successful projects and new contract awards, firmly places RCR as a market leader in the engineering, procurement and construction of mineral processing plants in the mining and minerals sector. Our design was innovative and provides Rio Tinto with a solution that uses capital efficiency. We look forward to delivering this important project for Rio Tinto.”