YARWUN CIVIL WORKS

CLIENT
Rio Tinto Alcan

PROJECT
Yarwun RMA Civil Construction Works

LOCATION
15km west of Gladstone in Queensland

START DATE
March 2017

COMPLETION DATE
October 2017

 

Project description

The Yarwun project is located 15 km west of Gladstone and 450 km north of Brisbane in Queensland.

Operated by Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA), the Yarwun processing plant treats bauxite to produce alumina. The Residue Management Area (RMA) facility is used for the storage of byproducts.

Contract summary

NRW have been contracted to complete civil construction works necessary to enable the process plant to continue the planned annual production, by increasing capacity for the residual waste.

At its peak NRW will have 58 employees and contractors completing the construction of the dam wall raise around the RMA facility embankment.

This includes:

  • sub-soil drainage and sump installation
  • construction of haul roads
  • surface drainage
  • borrow pit development