Winners of the 2018 Civil Contractors Federation National Earth Awards have been announced, showcasing excellence in civil construction projects across the country.
A new 650-metre long access jetty and 350-metre long wharf has been constructed by construction company McConnel Dowell for mining company Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite development on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.
Laing O’Rourke’s concrete rail sleeper manufacturer, Austrak, has been acquired by a rail technology company for $50.5 million.
A Queensland-based firm will deliver the $2.6 million upgrade to the Evans Landing Wharf, including replacement of the wharf deck, in Far North Queensland.
Rio Tinto will work with Caterpillar and Komatsu to expand its fleet of autonomous haul trucks in the Pilbara by more than 50 per cent by 2019.
Rio Tinto is a step closer to its goal of having a network of driverless trains in the Pilbara after undertaking the first fully autonomous rail journey at the Western Australian iron ore operations.