YANDI SUSTAINING PROJECT STAGE 1

CLIENT
Rio Tinto

PROJECT
Yandi Sustaining Project Stage 1

LOCATION
Pilbara, Western Australia

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$91 million

START DATE
November 2012

COMPLETION DATE
November 2013

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

The project consisted of bulk earthworks and bridgeworks for Rio Tinto’s Yandi Sustaining Project (YSP) to expand the mine production capacity. The works included:

Over 2.3 million cubic metres of bulk excavation

Over 1 million cubic metres of excavation in rock.

8 kilometres of heavy vehicle haul road construction

Over 12 kilometres of sealed and unsealed Light vehicle road construction, with 4,200 metres of safety barrier

Over 6,500 lineal metres of culverts

Construction of a 48 metre long bridge over an operational railway

Construction of 2 floodways

Construction of a 23 metre high ROM wall

The contract duration was 63 weeks commencing in November 2012 with a peak workforce of 230 personnel.