BOOLGEEDA AERODROME UPGRADE PROJECT

CLIENT
Rio Tinto Iron Ore

PROJECT
Boolgeeda Aerodrome Upgrade Project

LOCATION
Pilbara, Western Australia

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$25 million

START DATE
April 2012

COMPLETION DATE
November 2012

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The scope of work required on this Project was the upgrade and expansion of the gravel runway at Rio Tinto’s Boolgeeda Aerodrome.

Together with our Indigenous Joint Venture partner, Eastern Guruma, the works included over 300,000 cubic metres of fill to construct a 2.2 kilometre by 45 metre wide bitumen sealed runway, complete with a new taxiway and apron as well as a new access road and carpark.

The scope also included ground works and in-ground services for new terminal buildings and airport.

The upgrade took approximately seven months to complete, and had a peak workforce of approximately 70 people.