Australian contractor engineer NRW Holdings has confirmed a number of new contracts across the country, including a new civil construction deal with Pembroke’s Olive Downs complex in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

On 5 July, the company said its Golding Contractors subsidiary secured the contract for a 19-kilometre rail spur and balloon loop project. It includes earthworks, drainage culverts, and the construction of two new rail bridges as well as importing capping material up to the underside of ballast.

The contract, which has a duration of 14 months, has a value of A$52 million.

Golding was also awarded circa $15 million of bulk earthworks, drainage and roadworks relating to the new CHPP at Olive Downs, though no further information was disclosed.

Also on 5 July, NRW confirmed the successful contract extension from Atlas Iron for mining and crushing services at the Mt Webber iron ore operation in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

The works to be continued include load and haul, drill and blast and ROM re-handling and crushing and screening. The drill and blast and crushing components will be performed by NRW’s wholly owned subsidiaries Action Drill and Blast and Primero, which has designed, constructed and will operate a new PGX-1000 crushing plant to allow crushing and screening of up to 1,000 tonnes per hour.

The $60 million extension goes into effect this month with an expected completion by the end of 2024.

On 4 July, NRW’s DIAB Engineering subsidiary was awarded two contracts totaling about $78 million for the Lynas Rare Earths Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie.

Lynas Kalgoorlie, an arm of Lynas Rare Earths, is the only scale producer of separated rare earths outside of China. It mines and processes at Mt Weld in the northeastern Goldfields region.

“Lynas’ new Rare Earths Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie will treat rare earth concentrate from Mt Weld to produce a rare earth carbonate,” NRW said. “DIAB has been awarded a contract for a key component of the facility in Kalgoorlie, being the construction of the filter building used to process and further concentrate the rare earth.”

That contract, the company confirmed, will include the supply, fabrication and erection of the filter building, the installation of associated equipment and piping and electrical and instrumentation installation.

DIAB Engineering has also secured the supply, fabrication and installation of multiple dust suppression systems for Rio Tinto Iron Ore for the Tom Price and Western Turner crusher and conveyor systems assets.

The systems, which are designed to improve control and suppression of dust generated from processing activities and reduce the impacts on personnel and plant operations, will extend for about 12 months.

Finally, NRW announced that its Golding Contractors arm has executed a 5.5-year mining services agreement with Wonbindi Coal at the Baralaba North operation.

The $800 million is an extension of the work between the companies, as Golding has been on-site at the complex for four years.

The deal commenced 1 July, with the scope of work remaining the same: maintaining and operating a client owned fleet of equipment, producing an Ultra-Low Volatile PCI product.

Source: NRW Holdings

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