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Rio Tinto receives infrastructure for completion of Amrun project

Rio Tinto has received vital infrastructure pieces fabricated in Western Australia for its $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.

The infrastructure, a 550t stacker and 1700t reclaimer, arrived following 16 months of fabrication in Western Australia and a nine-day voyage to the Far North Queensland site.

Rio Tinto Amrun project general manager Marcia Hanrahan said, “The infrastructure has created employment on both sides of Australia with fabrication and part-commissioning of the modules generating 150 jobs for West Australians and 100 jobs for Queenslanders, who will construct and fully commission the units now they have arrived at site.”

Rio Tinto expects the shiploader, the final piece of infrastructure outstanding for the project, to be shipped from Western Australia mid-year.

The Amrun project is expected to launch production and shipping in the first half of 2019, with ramp-up to full capacity scheduled by the end of next year. Read more…

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