Rio Tinto hires CSI for Brockman 2 development - 150 workers to be engaged

Posted: 13th Apr

Rio Tinto has awarded a contract to CSI Mining Services for the development of the Lens A/B pit at the Brockman 2 iron ore mine in Western Australia.

The Mineral Resources (MinRes) subsidiary will engage a team of 150 people to assist in load and haul, drill and blast and short-term mine planning activities at Brockman 2.

This will involve scheduling, drilling and blasting and excavating 27 million tonnes of waste rock and iron ore for a period of nine months.

A new fleet of Komatsu 830E electric-drive dump trucks and Komatsu PC4000-11 have been mobilised to site.

The contract is the latest awarded by Rio Tinto since first engaging the mining services company at the Nammuldi iron ore mine in Western Australia 16 years ago.