Al­tura buys camp for pro­ject work­ers

Pilbara News - - News - Stu­art McKin­non

Al­tura Min­ing has joined Pil­bara Min­er­als in se­cur­ing an aban­doned Roy Hill work­ers’ camp in the Pil­bara in prepa­ra­tion for the con­struc­tion of its Pil­gan­goora lithium pro­ject.

Al­tura has agreed to buy the 324-room Roy Hill rail camp 2, 20km from its pro­ject, for an undis­closed sum.

The camp will be used to house work­ers dur­ing the con­struc­tion and later op­er­a­tional phase of the pro­ject.

The vil­lage was built in 2014 for work­ers build­ing the Roy Hill rail­way line.

Al­tura said it would keep the camp in its ex­ist­ing lo­ca­tion at the cor­ner of Great North­ern High­way and the Wodg­ina mine ac­cess road.

Th vil­lage has space cleared for a fur­ther 176 rooms if needed and the cen­tral in­fra­struc­ture can cater for as many as 500 staff.

The com­pany has also an­nounced to­day it has be­gun plac­ing or­ders for long-lead items and equip­ment for Pil­gan­goora.

Al­tura hopes to be­gin con­struc­tion on the pro­ject this year, with first pro­duc­tion ex­pected be­fore the end of next year.

Pil­bara Min­er­als re­cently an­nounced it was buy­ing Roy Hill rail camp 3.

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