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Hope Downs Iron Ore Project

Project Overview

Client - Rio Tinto Ltd

Location - Newman, WA

Duration - 14 months

Completion - October 2007

Value - $24M

Concrete - 5,500m3

Earthworks - 250,000m3

Personnel on Site - 65

Manhours - 75,000

Civil & Concrete Works for Crushing Mills, Product Handling, Stacker Beams and Train Load Out.

Primary Crusher:

Construction of reinforced concrete primary crusher foundation (major), walls, soffits, beams, counter lever slab, wing walls, and run on slab at Rom level.

Secondary Crusher:

Construction of secondary crushing foundation, walls and soffit including cast-in in concrete embedment’s to support crushing units.

Secondary Screening Building:

Construction of foundation (major), pedestals, drive in sump, ground slabs and retaining walls.

Stacker Reclaimers:

Construction of stacker and reclaimer foundations (approx. 4,000 meters) of reinforced concrete beam including installation of rail and grouting to underside of rail base plates.

Train Load Out: 

Construction of train load out facility, foundations, pedestals, ground slabs, drive in sump including rail installation and grouting to underside of rail base plates.


Construction of reinforced concrete conveyor foundations and pedestals commencing from the primary crusher to the train load out facilities.

Transfer Stations:

Construction of reinforced transfer stations x 3 foundations, pedestals, ground slabs, retaining walls.
Scope of works included survey set out, detailed excavation, formwork,  reinforcing, placing structural concrete, installation of rail including grouting, cast-in concrete embedment’s, HD bolts and structural backfill.

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