WA jobs in iron ore keep on increasing as mining services group Calibre is awarded the contract for Rio Tinto`s West Angelas iron ore mine expansion.
Iron ore mining jobs in WA are still on the radar for people seeking high paying FIFO mining jobs in WA.
Smaller contracts such as the Calibre Group, Rio Tinto contract are a signal that good career opportunities in the Pilbara still exist.
Despite the challenging times mining companies have faced over the last 12 months, the mining support and services industries enjoy the spoils of the industry trend of increased output and iron ore production.
The $22 million contract will see Calibre Group providing Engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services. The project is set to begin immediately, with completion scheduled around the middle of 2015.
It involves the development of the brownfields West Angelas Deposit B expansion. The main focus will be on additional heavy mining equipment, an extension of the existing processing plant as well as a new ore stacker, extension of existing non-process infrastructure, and upgrades to the mine site’s utilities and services.
The company expects new mining jobs(WA) to be created as the project takes shape.
Calibre`s managing director Peter Reichler welcomed the contract, stating that “we [Calibre Group] are pleased to be able to secure this new opportunity”.
“This continues Calibre`s long association with Rio Tinto as West Angelas, where Calibre was the EPCM provide for the capacity expansion from 16 mtpa to 25mtpa in 2004-2006.”ť
Calibre Group are a leading provider of engineering, consulting, project delivery, construction and asset management services to the resources and infrastructure sector in Australia and a select few international markets.
Their services are delivered through Calibre Group member companies: Calibre Global, G&S Engineering Services and Brown Consulting, who together provide a comprehensive capability across the asset life.
Reference: Mining Jobs WA – Calibre Group awarded $22 Mil Rio Tinto contract
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