Wickham Accommodation Expansion Project, Australia
The project started in July 2011 and involved the demolition of existing accommodation, the subdivision of residential lots and the construction of new accommodation, central facilities buildings, residential dwellings, as well as associated infrastructure upgrades.
The Wickham town renewal, planned for completion in early 2015, will provide additional accommodation for the growing workforce and will facilitate Rio Tinto’s expansion of iron ore production capacity.
Aurecon is engaged by Rio Tinto to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the project and is currently on site, supervising the works and providing health and safety, environmental, contract administration and superintendent services.
In May 2014, Aurecon and Rio Tinto teams on the project celebrated the significant milestone of one million hours free of lost time injury (LTI).