• Yandi Sustaining Project

Yandi Sustaining Project

Yandi Sustaining Project

Category: Mining / Construction

Principal: Rio Tinto

Client: Calibre Global

Duration: 2012 – 2015

Location: 90km North West of Newman

Project Description:

Calibre Group was engaged by Rio Tinto Iron Ore to provide EPCM services for the Implementation phase of the $US1.7 billion Yandicoogina Sustaining Project.

The objective of the project was to extend the life of the Yandicoogina mine in the Pilbara to 2021 and expand its nameplate capacity from 53 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 56 Mtpa.  A second wet processing plant was also constructed in order to maintain product specification and provide a platform for future potential expansion.

Survey Scope:

ST Spatial was engaged in January 2012 to complete the initial survey work on the Yandi Sustaining Project.

Initially, ST Spatial was engaged through Knight Piesold and then Gumala to complete pegging of AR and clearing boundaries. ST Spatial also completed many ground surveys and feature surveys of various infrastructure throughout the Yandi Site.

ST Spatial was then engaged as the Audit Surveyors for Hamersley Iron and Rio Tinto for the entire project and were a key member of the project team supplying up to 6 survey crews.

ST Spatial were responsible for the management of all surveying services and survey data for the entire site to Rio Tinto QA and HS&E standards.  We were involved with setout and as-constructed surveys for the Survey Control Network, Clearing Areas and Permits, Bulk and Detailed Earthworks, Concrete Structures and Bolts, Dimensional Control for Steelwork Structures and Conveyors, Excavation Permits and QA and QC checks on subcontractors.  We completed the project with an impeccable safety performance culminating over 3 years and 43,000 hours incident and injury free.