CHRISTMAS CREEK MINE

CLIENT
Fortescue Metals Group

PROJECT
Christmas Creek

LOCATION
300km south of Port Hedland
Pilbara, Western Australia

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
AU $384 million

START DATE
February 2009

COMPLETION DATE
December 2012

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

NRW undertook continuous mining operations at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek Mine utilising standard mining methods for overburden and selective mining of ore utilising surface miners within numerous mine pits.

During the project approximately 11 million BCM of overburden was moved and three million BCM of ore mined. NRW provided all short term planning for the Project load and haul, as well as drill and blast.

At the peak of the project NRW were mining approximately 1,000,000 BCM per month with a total manning capacity of 430 personnel.

NRW supplied services to operate and maintain all of NRW’s plant and equipment on site. Additionally NRW managed the maintenance of the client’s ultraclass trucks and excavators, highlighting NRW’s reputation for quality maintenance on remote sites. This high level of delivery was underpinned by NRW’s customised maintenance system, called MinePoint, which allows review and analysis of historical data as well as future planning with regards to major component change-outs and scheduled servicing.