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Rio Tinto’s $5.3bn Mongolian mine finds its contractors in Jacobs Engineering

Jacobs EngineeringGroup, based in California, has been announced as the contractors to lead the development of Rio Tintos expansion of Oyu Tolgoi. The ...

Dale Benton
|Jun 9|magazine3 min read

Jacobs Engineering Group, based in California, has been announced as the contractors to lead the development of Rio Tinto’s expansion of Oyu Tolgoi.

The company provides industrial maintenance, construction and maintenance management technology.

"Following the final notice to proceed for the underground development last month, this contract is a critical piece as we ramp up towards full construction," Oyu Tolgoi Chief Executive Andrew Woodley said in a statement.

The expansion of the $5.3bn Oyu Tolgoi underground copper and gold mine was announced by Rio Tinto Group’ CEO Jean Sebastian Jacques last month.

Read: Rio Tinto confirms $5.3bn expansion of Mongolian mine

The first stage of Oyu Tolgoi was approved in 2010 and started producing in 2013.

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