Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Ltd is to help Rio Tinto with rehabilitation works at its mothballed Gove alumina refinery, in the Northern Territory of Australia.
The works, part of a contract valued at more than A$18 million ($12 million), include the isolation and re-routing of electrical and hydraulic services to the refinery. Mobilisation is expected to commence in the March quarter with completion by March 2021.
The refinery, on the Gove Peninsula in North East Arnhem Land, was put on care and maintenance in 2013 with Rio since making the decision to permanently close the refinery.
SCEE Managing Director, Graeme Dunn, said: “We are pleased to secure another significant award in the resources sector, following closely on from our announcements of a number of new resources projects in December 2019.” These projects include a contract to work on the Kemerton lithium hydroxide processing plant near Bunbury, Western Australia.