RGP3 GOLDSWORTHY FINUCANE ISLAND
Port Hedland, WA
Aug 06 – June 07
This Port Hedland, WA project for BHP Billiton Iron Ore required the demolition of the Goldsworthy facilities, in order to extend the ore handling facilities on Finucane Island.
SCOPE OF WORK
The scope of work for Major Projects Group (CMA Corp) included the demolition and removal of the Goldsworthy plant, which consisted of the demolition of all plant, equipment, buildings, structures, associated conveyors, services and utilities, within the designated area, and the clean up and disposal of all material from site.
The 4 excavators in use for this project ranged in size from a 160 tonne with grapple attachment, a 45 tonne with hydraulic concrete pulverising attachment, 2 x 35 tonne excavator with magnet\hammer and shear attachments. Other equipment included a 966 Loader, a 150t Crane, a 5t Manitou telescopic handler, a 120’ hydraulic boom lift, a 35 tonne articulated dump truck, and misc light truck, maintenance and site vehicles.
This equipment was used to demolish and process structures such as, water tanks, sample plant, hopper, stacker reclaimers, a 1500t surge bin, conveyors and conveyor gantries, transfer stations.
Tunnel structures were removed using large excavators and backfilled reusing material from within the demolition site. Buried cable ducts were backfilled using cement stabilised sand.
In excess of 8,000 tonnes of ferrous scrap and 185 tonne of non-ferrous metal were processed and removed from site for recycling, and more than 32,000 tonnes of concrete were loaded out to the Port Hedland landfill.
The project was staffed by an average of 16 MPG (CMA Corp) employees and 11 sub-contractors. The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule.
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