Finucane Island Beneficiation Plant
BHP Billiton Ltd
Port Hedland, WA
July 05 – Dec 05
Industrial Demolition & Deconstruction; and Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Removal
In July 2005 Major Projects Group commenced work on deconstruction of the decommissioned Beneficiation Plant.
SCOPE OF WORK
The scope of work included the removal of all plant, equipment, buildings and associated conveyors, water tanks, thickeners, transfer stations, belt yard, surge bin, workshops, control rooms, substation. The main plant remained operational during the deconstruction. The scope also included the identification and removal of hazardous materials including asbestos and asbestos based paint.
Removal of hazardous material; and
Plant remained operational during the deconstruction.
The work was performed using 6 excavators ranging in size from 30 tonne to 160 tonne, with grapple, shears and magnet attachments. The 160t and 45t excavators carried out the deconstruction as primary and secondary breakers and the 35t excavators were used to process and load out material.
Dust management was a major concern on the site and Major Projects Group employed a range of dust reduction initiatives to improve conditions in the laydown area, while processing, handling, and during loading operations.
A team of 10 men worked in excess of 10,000 hours with no injuries reported for the project. In excess of 4,000 tonne of ferrous and non-ferrous metal, and multiple conveyor rolls, were processed and recycled.
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