CAPE Secures Rio Tinto Miscellaneous Services Package

Mining and utilities services company CAPE has announced it has been awarded a contract by Rio Tinto in relation to its Robe Valley Sustaining Project located approximately 140 kilometres south west of Karratha in the Pilbara.

The scope of the contract includes:

  • relocation and modifications to existing electrical services;
  • installation pf both overhead and underground 33kV powerlines;
  • installation of pole and pad mounted transformers;
  • construction of waste fines pipelines;
  • realignment of existing raw water services;
  • horizontal directional drilling below live rail lines;
  • installation of communication infrastructure; and
  • removal and decommissioning of existing underground services

The contract is valued at approximately $12 million dollars will take 6 months to complete with a peak workforce head count of 36.

CAPE’s CEO Greg Hutchinson said it’s a great Project and the contract is well suited to CAPE’s service offering.

“It is very pleasing to be awarded this contract which is highly technical and will require significant interface management as we will be working in a live brownfields environment.”  Mr Hutchinson said.

“This contract will draw on CAPE’s extensive underground services pedigree encompassing power, water and communications infrastructure as well as civil and HDD. We look forward to working in partnership with Rio Tinto on the Project.”