The contract involves the delivery of equipment for the new Hope Downs
4 iron ore line in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Under the five-year framework agreement, which is worth $A 467m,
Ansaldo STS will support a major expansion of capacity on Rio Tinto's
rail network as part of the mining giant's $A 8bn Pilbara investment
programme, which will boost annual production to 333 million tonnes by