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Sino Iron Desalination Plant & Crusher Pockets

This was the first modularised construction of a 140 mgL/ day desalination plant of this size ever constructed in the world. The project required 5,000 m³ concrete and 3.5 km underground piping.

BGC Contracting’s initial involvement with the Sino Iron project began in 2009, when they were contracted by MCC Mining to complete civil construction work.



BGC’s involvement with the project was extended to include additional civil work under a separate contract for CITIC Pacific Mining. This contract was to complete on-site civil works for the desalination plant.

DESALINATION PLANT CONTRACT

BGC completed the construction of concrete foundations and installation of underground GRP pipes, as well managed the design and completed the construction of the desalination workshop in Cape Preston, Western Australia.
 This was the first modularised construction of a 140 mgL/ day desalination plant of this size ever constructed in the world. The project required 5,000 m³ concrete and 3.5 km underground piping.

BGC also assisted in the constructability and modularisation of the concrete structures associated with this project.

CRUSHER POCKETS CONTRACT

Following the successful completion of the desalination plant project, BGC Contracting was awarded additional work to form crusher slot pockets 3 & 4. This comprised of drilling, blasting and excavation of 350,000m³ of material including retaining walls. The total volume of earthworks in the construction of crusher slots 3 & 4 for the Sino Iron Project was 460,000m³.

Client: CITIC Pacific Mining

Status:
Completed
Location:
Western Australia
Value:
$60 Million (total contracts)
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