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Arrium work helps Whyalla contractors

AAP logoAAP 29/11/2016

Steelmaker Arrium is well advanced on construction of new washing plants at the company's South Australian mining operations with the work set to pump $25 million into the local economy.

The plants will allow Arrium to speed up the processing of low-grade iron ore at both its Iron Baron and Iron Knob mining areas, helping it maintain its current export volumes.

The plants themselves are being built in Ireland due to the specialist nature of the equipment but the majority of the on-site work has gone to local contractors.

"This will assist the local economy through everything from electrical and mechanical work, to crane hire and earthworks," the company said.

The Iron Knob plant has already been constructed and tested in Ireland and is expected to arrive in SA in January before being assembled on site and commissioned in April.

Funding for the plants has been provided by the federal government through a $49.2 million loan.

The development at Whyalla comes as Arrium's administrators, who were appointed earlier this year, continue to work with potential buyers with a deal on track to be finalised in the new year.

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