Rio Tinto Bulk Handling Facilities To Be Upgraded

Rio Tinto Bulk Handling Facilities To Be Upgraded

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Upgrades To Rio Tinto Bulk Handling Facilities To Create New Jobs Boost

Victor P Taffa

  • Upgrades to Rio Tinto’s bulk handling facilities to create up to 150 Western Australia jobs
  • Manufacturing work for 3 new stackers to take place in Western Australia
  • Rio Tinto’s new procurement policy creates more opportunities for Western Australia businesses

Premier Mark McGowan today welcomed Rio Tinto’s announcement of its intention to upgrade its bulk handling facilities at Dampier’s East Intercourse Island, a project expected to create up to 150 jobs for Western Australians.

“These upgrades will allow Rio Tinto to continue its work out of Dampier long into the future and, most importantly, will create many jobs for Western Australians.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Rio Tinto’s plan to undertake the majority of the manufacturing work for the 3 stackers in Western Australia is great news for local workers.”

Upgrades include the manufacturing and installation of 3 replacement stackers, weighing a total of 1,860 tonnes, with most of the work taking place in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto advises that 97 % of the labour for the stackers would be sourced in Western Australia, creating 150 local jobs including up to 30 jobs in the Pilbara.

This announcement follows Rio Tinto’s new procurement policy, which provides more opportunities for Western Australian companies to tender for work on the company’s projects, creating more jobs for Western Australia workers.