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Rio Tinto awards $100m contract to deliver Amrun Project power station


Posted by Monica Gameng

Rio Tinto has awarded Aggreko Australia Pacific a $100 million contract to build and operate a 20MW power station at the Amrun Bauxite Project in Far North Queensland.

“The contract to build this power station signifies another important milestone for delivery of the Amrun project. We look forward to partnering with Aggreko on this exciting new venture.

“The power delivery expertise and operational capabilities that the Aggreko team will bring will be critical to the success of our operations,” Rio Tinto Amrum Project General Manager Marcia Hanrahan said.

Scope of works under the contract will include the installation of a high efficiency modular diesel power system. The installation will involve engine efficiency upgrades as well as a heat-recovery system which will be deployed over a 15-year contract term, with a five-year extension option.

Aggreko will be mobilising up to 20 employees to the site which will include engineers, projects managers and technicians.

“Our people on the ground in Weipa and the wider Aggreko team look forward to working with Rio Tinto on this project,” Aggreko Managing Director George Whyte said.

Installation of the power station is expected to be completed by December 2017, with the station set to go live in April 2018.

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Source: Rio Tinto and Australian Mining

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

Monica is a Marketing Assistant who handles blog content creation. She has a background in IT and has passion for research and writing.