West Angelas expansion reaches implementation phase

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The expansion of the West Angelas iron ore mine in Western Australia has reached the implementation phase and Rio Tinto Iron Ore has awarded a $22 million contract to Calibre Group Limited to provide Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) services.

West Angelas Image credit: flickr User:  thewillofomega
West Angelas
Image credit: flickr User: thewillofomega

According to the company’s ASX media release, Calibre is in charge of the implementation process and is to begin work immediately, while the project is set to be completed by 2015.

“We are pleased to be able to secure this new opportunity. This continues Calibre’s long association with Rio Tinto at West Angelas, where Calibre was the EPCM provider for the capacity expansion from 16mtpa to 25mtpa in 2004-2006,” said Peter Reichler, Calibre Group’s Managing Director.

“Calibre prides itself on its ability to stay relevant to the changing needs of its clients by working closely alongside them to help deliver productivity and value goals,” he added.

The project itself involves the development of the West Angelas Deposit B, with the major elements to include: additional heavy mining equipment; extension to the process plant; extension to existing non-process infrastructure, as well as enhancements to the services and site utilities.

The Calibre Group provides engineering, consulting, project delivery, construction and asset management services to infrastructure and resources markets in Australia and the world.

For more information about the company, visit http://www.calibregroup.com/