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Marandoo Expansion Project

Civmec worked with Rio Tinto at the Marandoo mine site delivering major site construction civil works on the Marandoo Expansion Project.

The Marandoo mine is located approximately 50 kilometres by road from Tom Price and approximately 90 kilometres by road from Paraburdoo in the WA Pilbara region.  The mine is surrounded by the Karijini National Park and is 5 kilometres south of Mt Bruce.

In support of Rio Tinto’s operational goals, Civmec provided the supply and construction of all temporary and permanent works required to complete the concrete works associated with the following facilities:

  • Primary crushing facility
  • Primary crusher discharge conveyor
  • Transfer station – surge bin
  • Scrubber feed conveyors
  • Lump product and fines product conveyor
  • Oversize transfer conveyor
  • Wet screening facility
  • Classification and filtration facility
  • Thickening facility and flocculent storage facility
  • Transfer station TX 1 and TX2
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) workshop with crib room, offices and toilet facility
  • Bulk lubrication storage
  • HME tyre change and washdown facility
  • Warehouse
  • Hydrocarbon storage facility
  • HME refuelling facility
  • Transformer/substation bases
  • Waste water treatment plant
  • Substations and transformer compounds
  • Gas bottle store and oil water separator
  • Hamersley Agricultural Project (HAP) dam
  • HAP dam pumping station and dam out-loading fertigation facility.

Throughout the project, Civmec maintained a peak workforce of up to 120 skilled personnel. In April 2012 and February 2013, the team safety performance was recognised through the award of the Lycopodium Marandoo Mine Phase 2 award for safety and innovation.

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