Civmec snares Rio Tinto engineering project work

Perth heavy engineering firm Civmec has won a major new contract with miner Rio Tinto to further develop Rio’s Mesa A iron ore operations hub in the Robe Valley of Western Australia.

Rio is developing three new mines and supporting infrastructure for existing operations at Mesa A and Mesa J mine sties under its Robe Valley Sustaining project.

Civmec will supply, fabricate, modularise, transport and erect structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation and communications systems.

Major components, to be fabricated at Henderson south of Perth, include screening, surge bin and scrubbing facilities, conveyors, substations and piping and electrical work.

Two hundred staff will be occupied at Henderson on the project with 240 on site.

The deal brings Civmec’s order book to $895 million.

CEO Patrick Tallon said: “Rio Tinto has always been a good client for us and we have a long history of supporting the safe, high quality and timely delivery of their projects in WA and Queensland across construction, manufacturing and maintenace.”

Civmec’s capabilities include heavy engineering, shipbilding, modularisation, structural, mechanical and piping (SMP), electrical, instrumentation and Cotrol (EIC), precast concrete, surface treatment and refractory solutions.

Listed in Australia and Singapore, Civmec operates in Perth, Newcastle and Gladstone.

Picture: Civmec Henderson

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