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Amrun Bauxite Mine

RIO Tinto has awarded engineering firm Civmec with two contracts worth $A160 million for work at its $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite mine in Queensland. One contract is for the processing facility, while the other is for the part-supply of a stacker, reclaimer and shiploader. Rio said around 6,200 tonnes of steel would be required for the projects, which would be sourced from Port Kembla and Whyalla, and fabricated at Civmec’s Perth and Newcastle facilities.

The processing facility includes a bauxite beneficiation plant and associated water, electrical and lighting systems to be constructed as modules and progressively transported to site for installation from mid-2017 until the end of 2018. The Amrun greenfields development, 40km south of the Weipa operations, comprises a bauxite mine, plant and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula.

Proposed production is 22.8 million tonnes per annum, replacing output from the depleted East Weipa mine and increasing Cape York bauxite exports by around 10Mtpa. The project has been designed with options to expand in the future to 50Mtpa.

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