A rubber manufacturing company has won the latest contract for part of an $830 million metal mine mine expansion in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Rema Tip Top Australia recently secured the splicing tender package for Rio Tinto’s West Angelas Iron Ore Mine, 406km south of Port Hedland.
The agreement with head contractor Monadelphous Group involves providing expert splicing services for the mine’s two new overland conveyor, which spans more than 10km, and carrying out modifications to three existing plant conveyors at deposits C and D. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $1.2M.
Work on that package is expected to begin no later than 31 March 2020. Rema Tip Top is currently hiring multiple belt splicers and is offering successful applicants an immediate start with potential for further training and supervisory courses.
“As Australia’s only registered training organisation with the ability to train both our own people and also to develop skilled workers from across the materials processing industry, we take our role of being an expert in conveyor installation, repair and servicing very seriously,” Rema Tip Top Asia Pacific CEO Benedikt Schneider said in a public statement.
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Monaldelphous previously won a major contract to build new iron ore facilities, modify the existing plant, and supply and install structural, mechanical, piping and electrical and instrumentation. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth about $100 million.
The full project involves expanding the current open-cut mine site by 4100 hectares (ha) to a total area of 26,700 ha by clearing native vegetation. The enlarged mine proposes to pump up to 14 gigalitres annually of groundwater to help the dewatering process and allow below water table mining. Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created in the process.