ROY HILL IRON ORE PROJECT - PACKAGE 1 MINE PROCESS PLANT (CIVIL WORKS)
Roy Hill Iron Ore Project – Package 1 Mine Process Plant (Civil Works)
Pilbara, Western Australia
The award of the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project – Package 1 Mine Process Plant (Civil Works) contract, builds on NRW’s existing relationship with both Samsung C&T and Roy Hill, and follows the construction of NRW’s 330 kilometres Roy Hill Rail Project and the Bulk Earthworks Contract undertaken at the Roy Hill Mine Site.
The scope of works included insitu and precast concrete, inground and aboveground services and detailed earthworks for the iron ore processing plant, stockyard, overland conveyors and crushing areas.
To meet the client’s tight deadlines, the project team was required to pour an extraordinary average of 1,500 cubic metres of concrete per week and in order to do so mobilised a peak of 660 personnel to the project within the space of three months.
Specific works undertaken included:
• 53,000 cubic metres of structural concrete;
• 500,000 cubic metres of earthworks;
• 60 kilometres of underground and aboveground HDPE and carbon steel piping; and
• 5 kilometres of rail works for the stackers and reclaimers.
The project had a peak manning of 660 personnel.
NRW’s project team met the client’s deadlines whilst working hard to build a positive safety culture and comradery which resulted in an extraordinary interim safety achievement of 990,000 man hours with a TRIFR of zero. With the manual intensive labour carried out by the team, this was no easy feat and industry leading in terms of performance.