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Mt Webber Project
The BGC team manage a production rate of 1,000T per hour in a 3-stage crushing and screening circuit, sampling station and 2 radial stackers that can stockpile up to 180,000 tonnes of final product.
In 2013, BGC Contracting was awarded major work on Atlas Iron’s Mt Webber project, a greenfield mine located roughly 230 kilometres south-east of Port Hedland in Western Australia, the world’s premier iron ore province.
BGC was awarded two contracts for the development of the mine site, including the design, installation and commissioning of a 3mtpa, upgradeable to 6mtpa mineral processing plant and mining operations including the ownership and operation over 5 years.
The BGC team manage a production rate of 1,000T per hour in a 3-stage crushing and screening circuit, sampling station and 2 radial stackers that can stockpile up to 180,000 tonnes of final product. The open pit mining operation involves conventional drill, blast, load and haul techniques in 3 pits. Reserves are in the order of 50mt. The operation will mine approximately 3.9 million bcm of material per annum.
- Establishment of a Greenfield mine including all clearing, grubbing and pre-strip activities
- The state of the art fixed plant went from concept to completion in 11 months.
- Use of bus owned and operated by BGC to ferry crews from Atlas Camp to pits / site
- 160-man crew working on both day and night shift rosters
- Mobilisation and use of BGC owned mobile and fixed fleet supported by a team of maintenance supervisors and heavy-duty fitters who service fleet in a BGC site workshop
- All targets including diversity, health and safety, environmental, quality and production are being meet and / or exceeded.
Continual improvement processes are being implementing with our initiatives reflective of our ability to exceed client KPIs. A recent initiative includes retrofitting a small undercarriage spillage conveyor system to convey spillages of materials outside of, and away from, primary crushing module for mechanical removal (bobcat). This decreased unplanned stoppages and downtime whilst increasing production.