A dumping bin at the Yandi iron ore plant needed to be widened to better facilitate the CAT 793F dump trucks. This project covers the repairs, partial demolition and construction needed to achieve the upgrades desired by BHP Billiton.
Austral was contracted to complete this task within the strict 240-hour shutdown period allocated for the works to take place.
The partial demolition of the existing bin
Repairs to steel plate not being replaced as a part of this project
Installation of new sloped walls to minimize the build–up of “dead ore”
The removal of the redundant sections of wall
The construction of a new base slab and safety wall at the back of the dumping pit
Addition of support structure’s and structural modifications to support the new size and weight of the upgraded bin
Re–enforcing surrounding earthworks
Installation of the new bin wall and installation of new walkway
Installation of electrical equipment, including lighting and water deluge systems