Project Highlights

Personnel on Site: 45
Manhours: 25,665

Project Details

BHP’s locations for the existing mining go-lines did not support the development and pit progression of the mine, as the mining execution team were remote from the mining environment. Centrals were engaged by BHP, as the prime contractor on the Mining Area C (MAC) In-Pit Facilities D&C project.

The intention of the project was to provide facilities in the pit, to increase the efficiency and operational output of the mine. These facilities included purpose-built amenities that allow the mining team to complete all of their activities at the frontline location, reducing the amount of travel and time required. The facilities were installed at two separate locations, at the eastern and western hubs of the mine.

Each building scope of work was inclusive of the design, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, construction, connection, testing and commissioning services. The project included:

  • An open plan office comprising of 16 open plan workstations and hot desks, a 16-person meeting room, reception desk, printing and communications facilities
  • A crib room designed for approximately 140 people and provision for six hot desks. Including kitchen and communications facilities
  • An ablutions block designed for 120 males and 30 females, including accessible facilities
  • An ice room building containing ice machines, water cooler and a wash trough
  • An undercover area between the buildings
  • Remote power supply, water filtration and sterilisation, wastewater treatment, and communications facilities

MAC In-Pit Facilities

Project Details

Client: BHP Billiton

Location: Mining Area C, Newman, WA

Duration: 7 months

Completion: July 2015

Value: $6.5M