Fleetwood Ltd says its Fleetwood Building Solutions subsidiary has been awarded a A$30 million ($23 million) camp expansion and upgrade contract by a subsidiary of Rio Tinto.
The contract award from Pilbara Iron Company has a scope including supply, installation, refurbishment upgrades and relocation of buildings at Rio Tinto’s Ti Tree Rail Camp, 170 km southeast of Karratha and 100 km north of Tom Price.
The expanded rail camp will support a peak workforce of more than 300 people completing future rail maintenance and upgrade works on the Tom Price to Cape Lambert rail line.
Commencing in December 2020, the contract is expected to take around 10 months to complete and contribute to the company’s 2021 calendar year revenue, Fleetwood said.
During the tender process, Fleetwood met the Rio Tinto Category 3 supplier requirements, which allows it to perform works on site as the primary contractor across other potential projects, it said.
Fleetwood’s Interim CEO, Andrew Wackett, said: “The opportunity to partner directly with one of the world’s largest mining companies like Rio Tinto highlights Fleetwood’s experience as the largest Australian-owned modular building company.”