Clough Awarded the Construction of the Koodaideri Rail Northern Civil Works

Currently celebrating its 100th year of operation, Engineering and Construction Company, Clough, as part as the Acciona Clough joint venture, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a civil works contract for the construction of the northern rail formation for the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Koodaideri Project.

Clough CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennett said “We are excited with the opportunity to work with Rio Tinto Iron Ore to deliver its vision for the Koodaideri Project as we continue to grow our presence in Western Australia’s Iron Ore developments. The execution of this contract will create more than 200 new jobs, with the scope including 100km of rail formation earthworks, culverts, bridge construction, access roads and level crossings. Clough is a proudly Western Australian engineering and construction company with a proven history of delivering world-class projects with outstanding safety and quality results in Australia and overseas.”

The Koodaideri Project is a greenfield mine development for Rio Tinto Iron Ore, in the East Pilbara mining region. The Koodaideri mine will initially be developed with an annual capacity of 43 million tonnes. To allow the transportation of iron ore product to either Dampier or Cape Lambert, the project requires a 170km rail spur to connect the Koodaideri mine to the existing Rio Tinto Iron Ore rail network, just south of Lyre Siding at Numbat.

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About Clough

Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919. Clough delivers challenging projects for the infrastructure, mining, and energy industries underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently. Today, Clough manages a global workforce of almost 2000 people from operating centres across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Asia, Africa, UK, and North America that strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.
Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focusses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into three global market sectors: metals & minerals; oil & gas, and power & water.

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we forget. When the First World War started on 28 July 1914, John Oswald Clough (Jack) was quick to enlist in the army. He was sent to camp at Blackboy Hill outside Midland Junction and trained on No.4 gun. At the end of October, he embarked at Fremantle and left for Egypt. After some months training at Mena Camp outside Cairo, he joined thousands of other ANZACs in the landing at Gallipoli on April 25 and remained with his battery at the Dardanelles for the next eight months until the allies were withdrawn on December 19, 1915. Like many others, Jack was then sent to the Western Front with the 1st Australian Division fighting in Pozières, Ypres and Flers. He was injured for a third time in the Battle of the Somme in 1917 and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. While recovering, he was commissioned and ended up a Lieutenant before returning to the front for most of 1918, when gunshot wounds to his arm and knee invalided him home. On his return, Jack formed a building company called Clough Brothers with his brother Bill in 1919.