Civemec secures contracts worth A$160 million

SINGAPORE - Australia-based constriction firm Civmec has been awarded two contracts totalling A$160 million (S$170.3 million) as part of the development of a processing facility for Rio Tinto's Amrun project near Weipa in North Queensland.

The project involves the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland.

The first contract is for the construction of the process facility as well as a combined total of 11,800 tonnes of Australian steel and precast concrete. Work on this contract will commence immediately and is due for completion at the end of 2018.

The second contract, which is smaller, was awarded by Sandvik. It includes the part supply, fabrication, surface treatment, mechanical and electrical install and the modularisation of a stacker, reclaimer and shiploader for bauxite material handling.