Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group have selected Transfield Services for two engineering design and construction contracts worth A$100m ($105.3m) in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Under the first contract worth $65m ($68.4m) Transfield will design and construct Rio Tinto’s Parker Point fuels storage terminal in Dampier in 12 months.

The terminal, a part of the company’s iron ore operations in the Pilbara, receives fuel through a 1.8km jetty and distributes it by rail.

Under the second contract worth $35m (36.8m), Transfield will design and construct diesel facilities and distribution infrastructure to support the development and operations of the Solomon Mine in the Pilbara. The construction period is expected to be one year.

The mine is located near railway and road infrastructure 30 minutes from Port Hedland and is critical to Fortescue’s expansion plans in the region.

Transfield Services managing director and CEO Peter Goode said the contracts deliver on the company’s strategy to provide higher-value front-end services to the resources and energy industry.

"They also demonstrate the Company’s engineering and construction capabilities, which form part of our whole-of-life asset management offering," Goode added.

To deliver the contracts, Transfield Services’ specialist engineering design subsidiary, ICD, will integrate its expertise with the Company’s construction capability.

Australian company Transfield Services provide operations, maintenance and construction services to the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, property and defence sectors.