MT WEBBER PROJECT
Mt Webber Project
230 kilometres south east of Port Hedland, Western Australia
The Mt Webber project is currently being delivered by NRW Contracting (formerly BGC Contracting).
Atlas Iron’s Mt Webber project is a greenfield mine located roughly 230 kilometres south east of Port Hedland in Western Australia, the world’s premier iron ore province.
In 2013, NRW Contracting was awarded two contracts for the development of the mine site, including the design, installation and commissioning of a 3 million tonnes per annum, upgradeable to 6 million tonnes per annum mineral processing plant and mining operations including the ownership and operation over five years.
In August 2019, NRW Contracting has again been awarded an extension to the contract through to May 2022. This will be a Life of Mine contract extension which will see NRW Contracting providing services up to the end of operations at the Mt Webber mine site, including upgrade of processing plant to deliver 7.2 million tonnes per annum.
The Mt Webber team manages a production rate of 1,000 tonnes per hour in a three stage crushing and screening circuit, sampling station and two radial stackers that can stockpile up to 180,000 tonnes of final product. The open pit mining operation involves conventional drill, blast, load and haul techniques in three pits. The operation mines approximately 3.9 million bank cubic metres of material per annum.