The Amrun project's aim is to ensure the area will continue the production of bauxite after the depletion of the current East Weipa and Andoom deposits. Located about 40 kilometres from Weipa, the project includes building a range of infrastructure required to support mining including a processing plant and port, dam, tailings storage facility, roads and a ferry terminal. Boral continues to supply concrete via an on-site mobile batch plant and provide logistical solutions such as shipping of construction materials 1,300 kilometres by barge from Cairns to Weipa. Boral has worked with Rio Tinto and engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contractor Bechtel to develop project-specific solutions to meet critical key dates since 2016.
Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun project on the Cape York Peninsula in remote far north Queensland will expand bauxite production by 40 years.
Client & Construction Team
Client Rio Tinto
Boral Products & Services
Boral is supplying concrete via an on-site mobile batch plant and sand.
Far North Queensland