Christmas Creek Stockyard Expansion

Published:

Christmas Creek Stockyard Expansion

The Christmas Creek Project was completed as a component of Fortescue Metals Group's (FMG) Pilbara Iron Ore Expansion Project. Located within the Chichester Hub, the Christmas Creek Project was a result in an increase of FMG's iron ore exports from 45MTPA to 55MTPA.

Project Overview

Fortescue Metals Group's Christmas Creek Mine is located 140km North-West of Newman, Western Australia. Managed by EPCM Calibre, The Christmas Creek Expansion Project involved the development of an iron ore mine processing plant and train loading facility including:

  • Iron ore hematite mining operations
  • Main truck dumping facility
  • Crushing, screening and processing plant
  • Network of stockyard conveyors including:
    • 5 conveyors
    • Stockyard machines - stacker and reclaimer
    • Train loading facility

Scope of Work

Goodline were contracted to execute phase 1 & 2 of the structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation (phase 2) and civil packages associated with the ore processing plant and train loading facility. Working closely with Calibre in the plant design, Goodline completed the following scope:

Civil

  • Conveyor foundations
  • Stacker and reclaimer rail foundations
  • Transfer station foundations totalling over 6,000m³ of concrete

SMP

  • Supply and fabrication steel totalling 1,700T
  • Installation and alignment of conveyor networks totalling 2.4km
  • Erection of 3 transfer stations
  • Erection of an 8000T/hr train loading bin facility
  • Installation of a sample station
  • Installation of conveyor belts totalling 5km including 18 belt splices
  • Installation of plant & dust suppression pipework

E&I (phase 2)

  • Installation of HV/LV reticulation, fibre optic and control networks
  • Electrical and control integration with the crushing and screening plant
  • Mechanical, electrical & instrumentation commissioning and initial operation support

 

Client

Fortescue Metals Group Limited

Project Type

SMP

Electrical and Instrumentation

Year of Completion

2011-2012

Project Location

Christmas Creek 140km North-West of Newman, Western Australia

Christmas Creek Stockyard Expansion