Mining contractors NRW Holdings (ASX:NWH) has been awarded the Koodaideri Rail Formation South Earthworks contract by Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO).
The project includes the construction of approximately 73 kilometres of new rail embankment, a new mine access road and associated road works along the Koodaideri rail alignment.
The project value is in excess of $137 million and is expected to have a duration of approximately 70 weeks with site works commencing in August 2019.
There will be over 300 staff based on site.
This contract also follows the recent award of the Koodaideri plant site earthworks contract where construction has already commenced.
Shares in NRW Holdings (ASX:NWH) are trading 8.56 per cent higher at $2.85.