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Rio Tinto Koodaideri Rail Optical Fibre Project
The Koodaideri ore development is a new iron ore mine that will be constructed for Rio Tinto (RTIO). The mine is located approximately 110 km west-north-west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. To allow for the transportation of the Koodaideri iron ore product a new 170km rail spur is required, this will connect the Koodaideri mine to the existing RTIO rail network, just south of Lyre at Numbat.
The scope of works undertaken by the Kurtarra Cape Joint Venture (KCU) includes the installation of 170km of optical fibre as part of the construction of the new rail spur. The fibre optic cable will be installed utilising Cape’s Eco Plough which adopts an efficient trenchless technique, minimising ground disturbance especially in environmentally sensitive areas.
The scope includes but is not limited to the following:
Civil Work, Construction and Installation
Site Preparation, Ploughing and Installation of Cable Route
FOC Material Supply, Documentation, Installation, Testing and Commissioning Requirements
Horizontal Directional Drilling for existing Rail and road crossings
Installation of pits and pipe
Installation of signage including FOC marker posts
Location. Koodaideri - New Camp Site, Newman WA, Australia