As a part of the larger “WTS S10 Hub sustaining Project”, Rio Tinto required a new forward maintenance shed due to the excessive distance that existed between the location of these works and the nearest adequately equipped facility.
Austral was contracted to design and construct a facility that would provide a safe and well-equipped location to facilitate minor maintenance of dewatering equipment, parts storage, and ancillaries.
Austral engaged the Civil/Structural and Mech/Elec designers and managed the complete design process including interfacing between design disciplines
Site investigation conducted during the design process for determining location of buried services and tie-in points
Geotechnical investigation conducted to optimise design and limit use of imported fill
30m x 20m building completely fitted out with lighting & power services, potable water tie-in, drainage to existing oily water system, fire detection system shelving and dewatering equipment maintenance workspaces
Common services trench to existing site facilities constructed in stages to limit impact on existing site operations