RGP5 SOUTH DUPLICATION CHICHESTER DEVIATION

CLIENT
BHP Billiton Iron Ore

PROJECT
RGP5 South Duplication:
Chichester Deviation

LOCATION
Pilbara, Western Australia

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$120 million

START DATE
April 2010

COMPLETION DATE
December 2010

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Awarded as a variation to the RGP5 South Rail Duplication contract, this Project was testament to NRW’s performance and safety on the original Project.

The deviation involved approximately 40 kilometres of rail, requiring the excavation of approximately 700,000 cubic metres of rock and placement of 300,000 cubic metres of fill.

NRW’s internal drill and blast division, Action Drill and Blast carried out all the blasting, thus eliminating interface issues allowing the Project to be completed as efficiently as possible.

NRW completed the project on time despite a three month delay in award (due to environmental approvals and water resourcing). NRW worked with the client to expedite the Project by increasing resources and double shifting.