(EnergyAsia, August 30 2012, Thursday) — Australian engineering firm Transfield Services recently secured two contracts worth a total of A$100 million for the engineering, design and construction of fuel storage terminals in the country’s mining region of Pilbara. (US$1=A$0.97).

The company will design and construct Rio Tinto’s Parker Point fuels storage terminal in Dampier for A$65 million, and diesel storage facilities and distribution infrastructure to support the development and operations of Fortescue’s Solomon Mine for A$35 million. Both contracts are to be completed by next year.

The Parker Point terminal, which will receive fuel from a 1.8-km jetty, will rail it to support Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations.

Solomon Mine, located near railway and road infrastructure 30 minutes from Port Hedland, is a vital part of Fortescue’s expansion plans in the region.

Transfield Services managing director and CEO, Peter Goode, said:

“These contracts deliver on our strategy to provide higher‐value front‐end services to the resources and energy industry. They also demonstrate the company’s engineering and construction capabilities, which form part of our whole‐of‐life asset management offering.”