CHRISTMAS CREEK MINING
Fortescue Metals Group
Christmas Creek Mining
300 kilometres south of Port Hedland, Western Australia
NRW undertook continuous mining operations at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek Mine utilising standard mining methods for overburden and selective mining of ore utilising surface miners within numerous mine pits.
During the project approximately 11 million BCM of overburden was moved and three million BCM of ore mined. NRW provided all short term planning for the project load and haul, as well as drill and blast.
At the peak of the project NRW were mining approximately 1,000,000 BCM per month with a total manning capacity of 430 personnel.
NRW supplied services to operate and maintain all of NRW’s plant and equipment on site. Additionally NRW managed the maintenance of the client’s ultraclass trucks and excavators, highlighting NRW’s reputation for quality maintenance on remote sites. This high level of delivery was underpinned by NRW’s customised maintenance system, called MinePoint, which allows review and analysis of historical data as well as future planning with regards to major component change-outs and scheduled servicing.