CAPE PRESTON BULK EARTHWORKS AND BREAKWATER
CITIC Pacific Mining
Cape Preston Bulk Earthworks and Breakwater
Cape Preston Magnetite Mine, Pilbara, Western Australia
The scope of works for this project included bulk earthworks and breakwater construction. As part of the scope, 5.3 million cubic metres of drilling, blasting and excavation were undertaken to provide 1.3 million cubic metres of fill for the construction of embankments. In addition, 5.2 million loose cubic metres of rock and processed rock products were placed at the 3.2 kilometre breakwater.
Manpower on site peaked over the months of January to June 2010, with over 350 fly-in, fly-out personnel.
Placement of the core lock in the breakwater was a highly technical aspect of the project.
Given the locality and scope of this project, all work was carefully planned and monitored to ensure completion to the highest quality in an environmentally sensitive coastal location.