WESTERN TURNER SYNCLINE

CLIENT
Rio Tinto

PROJECT
Western Turner Syncline

LOCATION
25km northwest of Tom Price
Pilbara, Western Australia

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$237 million

START DATE
December 2009

COMPLETION DATE
April 2014

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

NRW and Eastern Guruma Pty Ltd – who represent the traditional landowners of the proposed area for mining – established a 50/50 Joint Venture to undertake the works on the Western Turner Syncline Project.

The Project scope included the design, development and operation of the total mine and road haulage services.

The Project involved mining of ore and waste. The ore was hauled to the Western Turner ROM pad with a fleet of 785 and 777 dump trucks. The ore was then hauled to the Tom Price mine via a 15 kilometre purpose built road by a fleet of four 350 ton pit hauler off highway road trains.

The Joint Venture mined approximately 500,000 BCM per month to achieve the six million tonne per annum target.

At its peak there were approximately 450 personnel located on the Project.