RTAW – Amrun Bauxite Mine Expansion – Queensland - Project Profile

RTAW – Amrun Bauxite Mine Expansion – Queensland - Project Profile


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Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa Pty Ltd (RTAW), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Aluminium within the Rio Tinto Alcan Group, undertaking the construction of the Amrun Bauxite Mine project in Queensland, Australia.

The project involves the staged increase in production of 22.8 million–dry-product-tonnes-per-annum (MDPTPA) capacity bauxite mine, with the potential to increase to 50MDPTPA.

The project will include the development of new mining areas, and the construction of new infrastructure including beneficiation plants, a diesel-fueled power station, warehouses, Amrun export facility, workshops, barge, ferry and tug facilities, port and ship-loading facilities, stockpile facility, a mine access road, and the water supply infrastructure, and the installation of front-end loaders, haul truck fleet and ancillary equipment.

Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd has been appointed as engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contractor. Bechtel will also undertake front-end engineering design (FEED) and study consultation work.

RTAW commenced feasibility study work in 2007 and prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) looking at the environmental, social and economic impacts and benefits of the project, proposing measures to minimize any adverse impacts. The EIS was prepared by both Commonwealth and Queensland Government legislation, in parallel but separate processes, and released in August 2011.

The first round of public consultation on the EIS released was undertaken between August 1, 2011, and September 12, 2011.

On May 23, 2012, the Queensland Coordinator-General approved the project with operating conditions.

The second round of public consultation on EIS was undertaken between November 22, 2012, and December 19, 2012.

On May 15, 2013, the Commonwealth Ministry for the Environment approved the project and issued conditions of approval. However, the project was delayed for a certain period of time due to uncertain market conditions and political issues in Australia.

RTAW fast-tracked studies in early 2014 after improved conditions in the aluminium market for which bauxite is the prime feedstock.

The project will receive the direct financial contribution of US$78 million from the Western Cape York government, US$196 million from the Far North Queensland region, US$1,088 million from the Queensland Government and US$1,451 million from the federal government.

In November 2015, feasibility study works were completed.

In March 2016, Goodline has been awarded a US$18.5 million construction contract to build the barge and ferry berths and other facilities for transportation across the Hey River.

On July 12, 2016, McConnell Dowell awarded the construction contract for the Amrun export facility. The Amrun export facility includes 642m jetty and a 306m wharf. The jetty will be comprised of 26 spans, each 24m in length, of a traditional two pile bent structure.

On December 12, 2016, Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd appointed to undertake construction of the Process Facility including a bauxite beneficiation plant and associated water, electrical and lighting systems and Sandvik appointed as to supply, fabrication, surface treatment, mechanical and electrical install and the modularization of a stacker, reclaimer and ship loader for bauxite material handling for the project.

On January 27, 2017, Decmil Group appointed as a contractor to undertake design, fabrication, supply, delivery, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of the mine infrastructure area for the project with the value of US$38 million.

Aggreko was awarded US$76 million contract for 20MW power station of the project.

The design works on the Amrun export facility underway and construction works scheduled to commence in third quarter of 2017 and slated for completion by December 2017; whereas the entire project is expected to be completed in first half of 2019.


The project involves the construction of a 22.8MTPA bauxite mine in Western Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia.

The US$1,900 million project includes the following:

1. Development of new mining areas

2. Construction of beneficiation plants

3. Construction of a diesel-fueled power station

4. Construction of warehouses

5. Construction of Amrun export facility

6. Construction of workshops

7. Construction of barge, ferry and tug facilities

8. Construction of port and ship loading facilities

9. Construction of access road

10. Construction of water supplies infrastructure

11. Construction of stockpile facility

12. Installation of front-end loaders

13. Installation of haul truck fleet

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