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Rio awards $137m rail deal

Rio Tinto has awarded a $137 million deal to build a new section of rail embankment and associated infrastructure for its Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

ASX-listed contractor NRW Holdings said last week it had been awarded the contract, with work to take roughly 70 weeks starting in August 2019.

The work includes building around 73 kilometres of new rail embankment, a new mine access road and associated road works along the Koodaideri rail alignment for Rio Tinto.

At peak construction more than 300 site based personnel will be required, the company said.

“I am delighted that NRW has been awarded the Koodaideri Rail Formation South contract,” NRW chief executive Jules Pemberton said.

Pemberton noted NRW has built more than 900 kilometres of rail formation across the Pilbara since 2002.

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