CAPE LAMBERT PORT B CAR DUMPER 5 & STOCKYARD EARTHWORKS

CLIENT
Rio Tinto

PROJECT
Cape Lambert Port B – Car Dumper 5 and Stockyard Earthworks

LOCATION
Pilbara, Western Australia

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$110 million

START DATE
April 2011

COMPLETION DATE
January 2013

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The scope of works included bulk earthworks in preparation for stockyards, car dumpers, tailtrack and ancillary works including pipe jacking and access roads. These works were carried out in Joint Venture with The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited (NYFL).

Large quantities of material were involved including two million cubic metres drill and blast; 300,000 cubic metres of common cut to fill; and 350,000 cubic metres of cut to spoil.

The success of this project hinged on careful planning of key activities, including drill and blast, rock anchoring, dewatering and bulk excavation, whilst coordinating operations with other contractors.

Stringent environmental conditions also applied due to local protected fauna.