Fleetwood is about to begin a 10-month upgrade process at Rio Tinto’s Ti Tree rail camp complex in the Pilbara region of Western Australia after winning a A$30 million expansion and upgrade contract.
The deal, signed with Rio Tinto’s subsidiary Pilbara Iron, includes the supply, installation, refurbishment upgrades and the relocation of buildings at the site, which is located about 170 kilometres southeast of Karratha.
The expanded camp will support an increased workforce, expected to exceed 300 individuals, who will be performing the work for the rail line from Tom Price to Cape Lambert.
Work will begin before the start of 2021.
“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,” said Fleetwood interim CEO Andrew Wackett.