CAPE PRESTON BULK EARTHWORKS AND BREAKWATER

CLIENT
CITIC Pacific Mining

PROJECT
Cape Preston Bulk
Earthworks and Breakwater

LOCATION
Cape Preston Magnetite Mine
Pilbara, Western Australia

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$290 million

START DATE
May 2009

COMPLETION DATE
October 2010

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The scope of works for this Project included bulk earthworks and breakwater construction. As part of the scope, 5.3 million cubic metres of drilling, blasting and excavation were undertaken to provide 1.3 million cubic metres of fill for the construction of embankments. In addition, 5.2 million loose cubic metres of rock and processed rock products were placed at the 3.2 kilometre Breakwater.

Manpower on site peaked over the months of January to June 2010, with over 350 Fly-in, fly-out personnel.

Placement of the core lock in the breakwater was a highly technical aspect of the Project.

Given the locality and scope of this Project, all work was carefully planned and monitored to ensure completion to the highest quality in an environmentally sensitive coastal location.