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Today, NRW Holdings Limited announced it has signed a $620M contract with Samsung C & T Corporation for earthworks on the rail formation between the Roy Hill Minesite and Port Hedland.

Preliminary construction will commence in September 2013 and the scheduled completion date is January 2015. At its peak, the project will employ a workforce of up to 1,500 personnel.

The scope of works include construction of approximately 330 kilometres of main line heavy haul rail formation together with sidings, level crossing and associated works.

Jules Pemberton NRW’s CEO said “Rail earthworks construction forms part of a core capability in NRW’s Civil’s business and we are proud to be involved in the construction of the major infrastructure on this significant Australian iron ore project. We look forward to working alongside Samsung C & T and the Roy Hill team to deliver a world class outcome.”