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Sino Iron Ore Structural Steel and Concrete

Project Overview

Client - MGC Mining

Location - Cape Preston, WA

Duration - 30 months

Completion - June 2012

Value - $240m

Concrete - 51,000m3

Earthworks - 720,000m3

Personnel on Site - 350

Manhours - 1,106,381

Centrals delivered a series of packages including:

  • Construction of 4 filter building structures including all detailed excavation, formwork, steel fixing, concrete placement/finishing, structural steel erection and cladding;
  • Construction of all foundations for thickeners, tanks, event ponds and associated plant including all detailed excavation, formwork, steel fixing, concrete placement/finishing and erection of structural steel;
  • Construction of foundations for two stackers and one reclaimer including crushing of aggregates, detailed excavation, formwork, steel fixing, concrete placement/finishing, rail berm construction, sleeper and rail installation;
  • Design and construction of the main workshop complex at the Sino Iron Port Facilities along with modular/transportable administration and amenities buildings, road works, infrastructure and underground services;
  • Construction of foundations for all conveyor and pipe racks connecting the dewatering, filter and stockpile infrastructure including all crushing of aggregates, detailed excavation, formwork, steel fixing, concrete placement/finishing, rail berm construction, sleeper and rail installation;
  • Design and construction of Port Main Control Building and Laboratory at the Port;
  • Install 2 X 45m dia product thickeners supplied in 6 major sections for each thickener. Install sag plates, bridge, drive shaft and rake arms. Blasting and painting works through to hydro testing;
  • Install 4 agitator tanks and 2 storage tanks, minimum 18m high and 18m dia. (Approx 500T each) at the concentrate storage area on the cape. Install 6 agitator tanks at the concentrator area and 2 agitator tanks at the tailings area;
  • Combination of bulk earthworks, concrete and steel erection works. Construction of concrete foundations, plinths, footings and associated ground works; and
  • Fabrication, testing and installation of over 13km of buried pipework including all civil and trenching works to complete the installation.

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