Project Highlights

Personnel on Site: 20
Manhours: 13,200
Concrete: 137m³
Earthworks: 2,547m³

Project Details

Centrals was engaged to undertake the upgrade of four existing Water Cart Filling Stations for BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Mt Whaleback Mine Site.

The scope of works included supply, construction, testing and commissioning of HV dust suppression tanker standpipes, across four locations at BHP Billiton Iron Ore Mount Whaleback Mine Site, along with 1.4 km of piping and two of 823 kL storage tanks.

The following scope of work was executed by Centrals:

  • Earthworks and concrete foundations for two new water tanks
  • Earthworks and concrete foundations for four dust suppression tanker standpipes at site locations
  • Installation of two of 823 kL new water tanks
  • Fabrication, supply, construction and installation of suction piping assemblies at two turkey’s nest site dams
  • Fabrication, supply and installation of four dust suppression tanker standpipes at site locations
  • Fabrication, supply and installation of all piping (HDPE and steel) and valves between the supply points and standpipes, at four site locations, over 1.4 km total
  • Transfer of existing electrical equipment and supplies, from the existing equipment, to the four new installations
  • Fabrication, supply and installation of solar panels, batteries and battery enclosures for the four new installations
  • Testing, commissioning and handover of all newly installed equipment
  • Decommissioning and removal of existing standpipes and piping

Water Cart Filling Station Upgrade

Project Details

Client: BHP Billiton Iron Ore

Location: Mt Whaleback Mine, Newman, WA

Duration: 4 months

Completion: June 2014

Value: $3M