Rio Tinto invests US$500 million for regional power upgrade in the Pilbara

Rio Tinto has announced an investment of over US$500 million in cleaner, more sustainable power generation to support its expansion of iron ore mining capacity in Western Australia.

It will build generation and transmission infrastructure near Karratha worth US$503 million (US$397 million Rio Tinto share) to supply electricity to its port and mine operations. The new power station will be constructed adjacent to the 7 Mile Rail Operations site…more at