|LOCATION:||Pilbara, Western Australia|
The Mt Webber Iron Ore mine is part of the Atlas Iron Horizon 1 Growth Program, which expanded its North Pilbara development model to produce 15Mtpa by 2015. BGC constructed and are operating a crushing and screening plant at the mine. The brownfield stage 1 project was developed to 3Mtpa, with expansion plans for Stage 2 to 6Mtpa.
This project was an IPD and multi-discipline project with a very aggressive schedule that required close collaboration and communication with all stakeholders.
iConstruct was used extensively to manage design reviews including HAZOPS, tight schedules (4D) and cost analysis including value engineering. It also enabled project team members to view the model as it matured and during project reviews with the client.
DBM Vircon supplied technical and engineering site support as well as providing site personnel to manage the latest model and provide clarifications during construction and commissioning activities.
At commencement of Phase 2, a project wide lessons learned session from Phase 1 was used to capture improvements for the Second Phase. A value engineering exercise was also completed to add value to the schedule and project costs in Phase 2.
DBM Vircon’s scope consisted of an integrated project delivery of engineering disciplines, 3D modelling and detailing. The brief was to produce the engineering design and detailing services for the overall site including Structural Certification of conveyors and other equipment.