Calibre to continue partnership with Rio Tinto Robe Valley Sustaining Project

Calibre to continue partnership with Rio Tinto Robe Valley Sustaining Project

Perth, WA – Calibre has signed an agreement commencing as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) specialist for the Rio Tinto, Robe Valley Sustaining Project (RVS) iron ore project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. RVS involves the development of three new mining deposits and the construction of supporting infrastructure required to continue operations of the two existing operational hubs at Mesa A and Mesa J.

To date, Calibre has delivered the initial RVS pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, providing rail, process plant and infrastructure solutions that will now be built. These solutions have optimised the project’s capital program and reduced costs whilst ensuring the latest in technology and innovation solutions are incorporated into the project.

Calibre’s Head of Mining and Minerals George Nuich stated that “Calibre has a long standing relationship with Rio Tinto and looks forward to continuing the relationship into the future on a number of fronts.”

“The continuation of this project to the next stage of development is a huge credit to our high performing teams. Working seamlessly with Rio Tinto, we always seek to leverage our extensive sector knowledge to provide the latest in innovative solutions.”

RVS is owned by Robe River Iron Associates, a joint venture between Rio Tinto, Mitsui and Nippon Steel, with this next stage of works developing new deposits that will extend the Robe Valley mine life. The three new mine deposit sites will leverage improvements and optimisation to continue production capacity and quality from 2021.

The Calibre team of around 200 mobilised to site from March 2019, working between site and Perth offices. At its peak RVS is anticipated to engage up to 1,200 site contractors across each of the major contract packages.

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