KARARA IRON ORE PROJECT

CLIENT
Karara Mining Limited

PROJECT
Karara Iron Ore Project

LOCATION
500km north-east of Perth and
225km east of Geraldton

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$210 million

START DATE
April 2010

COMPLETION DATE
May 2012

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Representing the largest major concrete works package NRW has undertaken to date, the Project encompassed most of the preliminary construction work for the iron ore crushing and processing facility.

Works included the construction of major concrete foundations and structures for the plant and associated infrastructure, including ball mills, primary and secondary crushers, load out vault, and conveyor trestle foundations.

The pouring of more than 50,000 cubic metres of concrete was a major component of the project. As well as site earthworks and concrete foundations, the Contract included construction of site drains, and 18 kilometres of access roads, a retention pond and the all-weather aerodrome.

The earthworks and roadworks for the plant site and associated infrastructure had an approximate total volume of bulk earthworks of 500,000 cubic metres of cut to fill and borrow to fill. NRW’s internal division, Action Drill and Blast carried out approximately 50,000 cubic metres of drill and blasting.