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Contract awarded for part of $3.5B metal project

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Clough

An engineering, construction and maintenance contractor has won a tender for the latest part of a $3.5 billion metal project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Part of the Acciona Clough Joint Venture recently secured the WA Department of Main Roads’ Great Northern Highway Road Over Rail Bridge and Access Road Intersection package at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri Iron Ore Project, 301km south of Port Hedland.

The agreement tasks successful bidder Clough with building a 3.6km road, approaches to the bridge over rail, bridge over rail and side road upgrades along the intersection of the Great Northern Highway and Koodaideri Mine Access Road. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $23 million.

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Hiring begins

Work is expected to begin before the end of November 2019 and end in June 2020. At least 40 local jobs will be created throughout construction at the project, which is being funded by Rio and managed by the department.

Clough is recruiting a project administrator and health, safety, security and environmental advisor for the project. Successful applicants will work two weeks on and one week off. Click here to apply.

An average of 721 vehicles use this section of the highway each day, and about two-thirds of them are heavy vehicles according to State Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

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