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September 22, 2013

NRW secures rail contract at Australian iron ore project

Australia-based civil contractor NRW Holdings has been awarded a A$620m ($584.6m) contract by Samsung C&T to build the rail formation for the main line between the Roy Hill Iron Ore mine location and Port Hedland in Western Australia.

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Australia-based civil contractor NRW Holdings has been awarded a A$620m ($584.6m) contract by Samsung C&T to build the rail formation for the main line between the Roy Hill Iron Ore mine location and Port Hedland in Western Australia.

Under the contract, NRW will undertake the construction of 330km of main line heavy haul rail formation together with sidings, level crossings and associated works. The project will involve moving 10.5 million m³ of material.

Preliminary construction under the contract will begin in September 2013, with completion scheduled for January 2015.

NRW Holdings CEO Jules Pemberton said that rail earthworks construction forms part of a core capability in NRW’s Civil’s business and the company is proud to be involved in the construction of the major infrastructure on a significant Australian iron ore project.

"The project will involve moving 10.5 million m³ of material."

"We look forward to working alongside Samsung C&T and the Roy Hill team to deliver a world-class outcome," Pemberton said.

The project will employ a workforce of up to 1,500 personnel at its peak period.

Samsung C&T, the contractor for the Roy Hill mine project, recently awarded the projedct’s railway construction contract to Australian company John Holland.

The contract involves building 350km of heavy haulage railway track for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.

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