About Amrun

About Amrun

Built with pioneering spirit

Innovation is at the heart of Amrun. During construction, we used virtual reality to show the local community and Traditional Owners how the area would look once project infrastructure was finished. And we used creative engineering techniques to build the mine's wharf in a way that was safer, faster and left a lighter footprint on the local environment than more traditional methods.

Our Bauxite Integrated Operations Centre will oversee the way we run Amrun, in real time. The Operations Centre team uses the latest technology and tools like predictive maths, clever computer code and powerful software to run Amrun safely and efficiently.

Our pioneering spirit extends to the way we look after the local environment too. We work with Traditional Owners, independent ecologists, scientists and academics to learn more about and help protect native animals like the red goshawk, the palm cockatoo and the northern quoll. We also work closely with Traditional Owners to understand their special connection to country. We tap into their unique knowledge of the land to make sure areas are looked after properly during mining and guide how land is revegetated for future generations.

If you'd like to be part of the Amrun team, visit our careers page.

Download the Amrun project fact sheet

Operations snapshot

Production 22.8 million tonnes of bauxite a year1 by end 2019
Ownership 100 per cent Rio Tinto
Potential expansion Options up to 50 million tonnes a year
Workforce Amrun will support 1,400 roles across our Weipa operations (Amrun, East Weipa and Andoom)
Customers Rio Tinto refineries in Gladstone and export to China
Shipping Increased production will be transported via ships travelling north to export markets in China

1As disclosed in the media release dated 27 November 2015 (“Rio Tinto approves US$1.9 billion Amrun (South of Embley) bauxite project”). All material assumptions underpinning this production target continue to apply and have not materially changed since the date of that release.

Community feedback

Phone: 1800 707 633
Email: RTAWeipafeedback@riotinto.com

For requests or enquiries about survey data and methodology collected by the Amrun Project in accordance with Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Approval EPBC 2010/5642, email amrun.enquiries@riotinto.com.