Rio Tinto Silver Grass Iron Ore Project

Location: Pilbara, Western Australia

Project Type: Mining Process Plant and Equipment

RCR Resources / Rio Tinto

Austruct’s scope of works include fabrication, surface treatment of steel modules for the project. The steelwork packages consisted of 48m long fully welded conveyor trusses, fully welded take up towers, pully frames, stair towers, plateworks (chutes, hoppers etc), modulised retaining walls. The steelworks were fabricated to meet Rio Tinto’s specifications and relevant Australian Standards.

The work packages (total 30’s packages) were released progressively by the client but only have three shipments, this means some packages only have several weeks in fabrication. This is the big challenge to Austruct. Especially some packages are completed during Chinese New Year period, some works were completed in rush at wharf. This caused some quality issues and had to make some repair work done in Australian after delivery. 

Australian Standards, Standard Rio Tinto project Specifications.