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Gudai-Darri Non-Process Infrastructure



Rio Tinto
Iron Ore
Gudai-Darri, Western Australia
Iron Ore

Gudai-Darri mine site is located 250km from Newman. Primero was awarded the Turnkey design, procure, construct and commission of the Non-Process Infrastructure (NPI) supporting the operations of this greenfield developed mine. Labeled as the Mine of The Future, the solution incorporated many techno logical and innovative features across many facilities.

Covering 3 separate areas across the mine site the project included:

  • Airport Terminal, Security gates house, Medical and Emergency Services hub, Shower block (for 400 personnel in 2hrs), 2 data centers, 4 x prestressed concrete floor modular administration building accommodating up to 400 personnel and 300 contractors).
  • 6 x major mining equipment maintenance workshop facilities including overhead crane capacity up to 50T, lubrication bulk storage and pipework reticulation to distribution racks, Mine Equipment Maintenance Workshop (MEM) 120 m x 25m, warehouse and MEM administration facility, Light Mining Equipment and Cores Services Equipment maintenance workshops and infrastructure. Crane and transport servicing yard and belt storage yard infrastructure.
  • Bulk diesel fuel storage (60,000 liters) and refueling facilities, Heavy Mining Equipment (HME) wash facility, HME tyre change facility including nitrogen generation and storage, Light Mining Equipment tire wash facility, 4 x oily water treatment plants, 2 x Water utility areas incorporating potable water treatment, fire water, raw water storage and distribution. Sealed and unsealed roadworks and drainage.

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) were designed and deployed within the Warehouse and MEM workshop for the delivery of parts to the service bays including integration of system design with the client’s inventory management system. Also, two large Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) containing 50 shelves each were integrated to aid the efficient storage and distribution of maintenance spare parts.

Primero had though previous projects demonstrated the extensive in house experience and capability to design and construct any of the individual facilities included in this scope, however this project confirmed our comprehensive capability to deliver a significant, complex and state of the art NPI solution on time.