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Major EPC contract from Fortescue awarded to RCR Tomlinson

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RCR Tomlinson has announced that it has received a notice of award for a major EPC contract for Fortescue Metals Group for the Kings Ore Processing Facility and the Firetail Ore Processing Facility at the Solomon Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.

Valued at over $600 million, the contract is subject to final contract documentation, which is expected to be completed before the end of November. It will be delivered under a negotiated arrangement with incentives, with work scheduled to begin immediately and due for completion in December 2012.

The scope of the contract encompasses engineering, procurement, construction and pre-commissioning of Fortescue’s Kings Ore and Firetail Processing Facilities at the Solomon Mine, and includes RCR core competencies of structural, mechanical, piping and electrical works.

RCR Tomlinson Managing Director, Paul Dalgleish, explains that the company is " very focused on delivering this exciting project for Fortescue which, like RCR, has a history of innovation and a record of achieving promises on project delivery."

"The contract award reflects RCR’s focus on building strategic relationships and demonstrates our ability to secure larger projects and leverage our intellectual property rich businesses into delivery of turnkey solutions," Dr Dalgleish concludes.

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