Northparkes – 2007

Northparkes – 2007

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Northparkes – 2007

Location
North Parkes, NSW
Client
Rio Tinto
Commodity
Copper and Gold

SCOPE

  • Provision of a skilled team to construct a 3.9m lift to Tailings Dam #1;
  • Work involved excavating, loading and hauling and compaction of construction material; and
  • An extensive drainage system was also built to relieve any seepage through the embankment.

CONTRACT TYPE

  • Schedule of rates.

PROJECT STATISTICS

  • Project Term: 11 months;
  • Employees: 56; and
  • 566 300 cubic metres of material moved.

KEY PROJECT OUTCOME

  • Adoption of a new construction technique resulting in water efficiencies and expediting the construction period;
  • Over 41 000 man hours with 1 first aid treatment as the only incident on site; and
  • Intensive quality control with a Cat 16H Grader fitted with a GPS unit, verified by an independent surveyor on a weekly basis.

KEY MILESTONES

  • Project Commencement: May 2007.

KEY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

  • 10 Dump Trucks – Volvo A40D;
  • 3 x Excavators – 1 x Komatsu 800-6, 1 x Volvo 33t , 1 x Volvo 70t;
  • 3 x Dozers – 2 x Cat D7, 1 x Cat D8;
  • 1 x Wheel Loader – Volvo L50D;
  • 2 x Graders – 1 x Cat 14, 1 x Cat 16H;
  • 1 x Roller – Dynapac 18T SD; and
  • 3 x Water Trucks – Volvo A25C, 1 x A40D, 1 x A35C.