QR National seals $900M Gindalbie deal

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QR National Limited (ASX:QRN) has advised that it’s sealed a $900 million rail haulage deal with Gindalbie Metals Limited (ASX:GBG) for the Karara Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.

The rail haulage agreement has now become unconditional as all conditions have been finalised.

Under the 10-year deal inked in June, QR will transport magnetite concentrate or direct shipping ore from Gindalbie’s Karara project from January 2012.

QR plans to invest $200 million into new locomotives, wagons, and upgrading administration and maintenance facilities.

In the 2011 financial year QR National recorded a net profit of $350 million.