JV secures optical fibre contract

The Kurtarra Cape Joint Venture (KCU) has secured a contract to connect the Koodaideri mine to the Rio Tinto rail network with optical fibre.

As part of the construction of a new rail spur, 170 km of optical fibre will be installed to connect the Koodaideri mine to the existing Rio Tinto rail network.

By using Cape’s Eco Plough in the installation process, the fibreoptic cable will be constructed in an efficient trenchless technique, minimising ground disturbance especially in environmentally sensitive areas.

“The project award with Rio Tinto is a significant milestone for the team and one we are all very proud of,” said Cape CEO Peter Rowles.

Mr Rowles also said KCU has continued to diversify its customer base, and it has been satisfying to see the business grow while delivering sustaining capital and dewatering contracts in the Pilbara for the past few years.

KCU Director Garry Jaffrey said the project shows excellent growth after four years.

“We are delighted to secure this project with Rio Tinto and participate in the development of the Koodiaderi project,” he said.

“KCU has been operating for 4 years and continues to grow.

“It’s a great result for all involved and positions the business for exciting times ahead.”

KCU is a full incorporated 50-50 joint venture established in 2015 that is currently registered with Supply Nation and qualifies as a Pilbara Aboriginal Business.

For more information visit the Cape website.

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