About Amrun

About Amrun


Download the Amrun project fact sheet

Construction snapshot

Cost US$1.9 billion
Location 40 kilometres south of Weipa and 40 kilometres north of Aurukun
Duration Approximately three years
Workforce 1,100 people (peak)
Direct financial contribution (AUD)
  • $108 million (Western Cape York)
  • $270 million (Far North Queensland region)
  • $1.5 billion (Queensland) and
  • $2 billion (national)
First production H1 2019

Operations snapshot

Production 22.8mtpa1 (~10mtpa replaces East Weipa tonnes)
Ownership 100 per cent Rio Tinto
Potential expansion Options up to 50mtpa
Workforce Amrun will support 1,400 roles across Weipa operations
Economic contribution (AUD) $1.3 billion annually to Queensland economy
Customers Rio Tinto refineries in Gladstone and export, mostly to China
Shipping Increased production will be transported via ships travelling north to export markets in China

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: RTAWeipafeedback@riotinto.com.

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.