Unique hydrocarbon storage, pumping and pipework modularisation and safety in design initiatives that reduced construction cost and installation risk for all project stakeholders.
Scope of Work
The South Flank deposit is located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman, and approximately 8 km to the south of BHP’s existing Mining Area C operation. South Flank will be the largest iron ore processing facility ever built in Western Australia. The project will include an 80-million-ton-per-year crushing and screening plant, an overland conveyor system, rail-loading facilities and associated non-process infrastructure.
Clough Australia were awarded the head EPC contract for the delivery of Non-Process Infrastructure at South Flank and recognising the packages sat at Primero’s core competency, awarded vertical diesel and lubrication storage and distribution packages to the group.
Modularisation and offsite pre-assembly remained a priority for all project stakeholders as a means of reducing labour cost, installation cost and onsite exposure hours. Primero were able to repurpose, yet optimise, previous modularisation initiatives from prior design activities at BHP’s Mining Area C. A highlight of which included accommodating pumping and associated piping componentry within lubrication tank cowlings to ensure they could be installed simply with an unload and place philosophy when onsite, leaving only the tie-in of interconnecting pipework and electrical services remaining.