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Fulton Hogan wins $45m contract for works on Amrun bauxite project


Posted by Monica Gameng

Rio Tinto has awarded Fulton Hogan a $45 million contract for works on the Amrun bauxite project in Western Cape York, Queensland.

Fulton Hogan will be constructing a 10.9-gigalitre dam which will supply water to Amrun. The dam is going to be called ‘Arraw’ – a local word for Emu – which was chosen by the Traditional Owners.

As part of their contract, Fulton Hogan’s scope of works will involve the development of the impoundment area, embankment and intake infrastructure for the dam as well as other critical supporting infrastructure for the dam which will include a spillway, fishway and access corridor.

“Fulton Hogan is a renowned leader in building water storage dams and reservoirs in challenging terrains. We look forward to our successful collaboration on this project,” said Rio Tinto Growth & Innovation group executive Stephen McIntosh.

“We are delighted to bring our dam building technology and innovation to the Amrun project. Our construction teams are experienced in the challenges of working in a bulk water environment and strictly share Rio Tinto’s commitment to a safe work environment,” said Fulton Hogan CEO for Construction Peter Kessler.

Construction is set to commence in the first quarter of 2017 and is expected to create up to 120 jobs for local workers.

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Source: Rio Tinto

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.