Replacement of Rio Tinto Paraburdoo stackers to create local jobs
- Construction of Rio Tinto stackers at Paraburdoo mine to create up to 100 local jobs
- Global technology provider Tenova TAKRAF committed to sourcing materials from reputable suppliers with a preference for local content
- Rio Tinto’s procurement policy continues to create more opportunities for WA businesses
Premier Mark McGowan today welcomed Rio Tinto’s announcement to construct new stackers at its Paraburdoo mine, which is estimated to create up to 100 local jobs.
Rio Tinto expects up to 80 Western Australian jobs to be created during the implementation phase and up to 30 Pilbara-based roles required to install the plant.
Technology provider Tenova TAKRAF, is leading the design and implementation phases, and are committed to sourcing materials from reputable suppliers with a preference for local content.
A multimillion dollar contract has already been awarded to WA business Paradigm Engineers, to provide engineering design and control system programming services to the project.
The design phase of the stackers is currently underway, with fabrication to begin later this year and installation and commissioning expected to be completed by 2020.
Premier Mark McGowan said “Construction and replacement of these stackers will allow Rio Tinto to work out of Paraburdoo for years to come, and importantly, create job opportunities for Western Australians.
“I congratulate Tenova TAKRAF for committing to sourcing materials from well-known, reputable suppliers with a preference for local content.
“The construction of the new stackers provides opportunities for local businesses which are well placed to win a majority of contracts generated by the works.
“Through our WA Jobs Bill and local procurement policy, my Government will continue to deliver on its number one priority; creating more local jobs for local workers.”