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Finucane Island Expansion

Civmec was awarded the contract for structural, mechanical and piping supply, fabrication and transport for the Finucane Island Port Ore Handling facility.

Approximately 4500 tonne of steelwork structures were modularised, assembled and expedited from Civmec’s manufacturing facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

BHP Billiton’s principal iron ore operations are based in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The operation comprises a complex integrated system of seven inland mining operations, more than 1,000km of rail, stock yards and two separate port facilities located in Port Hedland. The Finucane Island upgrade involves the construction and operation of landside and marine infrastructure for the handling and export of iron ore from BHP Billiton’s Iron Ore operations.

The scope of works includes the supply and fabrication of structural steel, conveyers, plate work and transfer stations associated with the Finucane Island Upgrade.

The following modules were fully fabricated, assembled and dispatched from Civmec’s waterfront manufacturing facility in Henderson, enabling BHP Billiton to achieve first ore 3 months ahead of schedule.

  • TS910 Transfer Station (broken down into 5 modules, these modules had a combined weight of 300 tonne fully assembled with Chutes and Conveyors)
  • P910 Tunnel Conveyors (which exit the Car Dumper 5 Building, these 7 Tunnels were furnished with a concrete base inside the tunnel with an average weight of 40 tonne)
  • P910 Shuttle Truss (fully assembled with head chutes and launders)
  • CD5 Building (included the assembly of Acoustic Panels and Structural Steel)
  • P911 and P914 Belt Reeling Truss’


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