Rio Tinto has awarded mining and utilities services company Cape a contract valued at approximately $12 million for work on Robe Valley. 

The scope of the contract includes such actions as the relocation and modification to existing electrical services, installation of both overhead and underground powerlines, and installation of pole and pad mounted transformers.

“It is very pleasing to be awarded this contract which is highly technical and will require significant interface management as we will be working in a live brownfields environment,” Cape CEO Greg Hutchinson said. 

“This contract will draw on Cape’s extensive underground services pedigree encompassing power, water and communications infrastructure as well as civil and HDD. We look forward to working in partnership with Rio Tinto on the Project.”   

Cape said the contract would take six months to complete, with a peak workforce of 36.