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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At the time of construction, the Cape Lambert Jetty was the longest jetty in the world, and one of the highest. The jetty measured in at 2.3km in length and was built 18m in height above sea level because of the prevalence of cyclones in the region. It was built using A-frame steel piles, which many remarked looked like matchsticks. For the high standard of work on the Cape Lambert Marine Facility, the Harbourworks Clough Joint Venture was awarded the prestigious Australian Federation of Construction Contractors Construction Achievement Award in 1973.