|CLIENT:||Fortescue Metals Group Ltd|
|LOCATION:||Pilbara, Western Australia|
Cloudbreak Mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The ore from the mine is processed on site before being loaded onto rail, and is then transported to the coast at Port Hedland through the Fortescue railway where it is loaded onto ships.
FMG is operating and continuing to develop the Pilbara Iron Ore and infrastructure projects. In order to accommodate the employees and contractors during the development and ongoing operations of the mine sites, permanent accommodation villages have been set up and further temporary and permanent camps constructed. All Cloudbreak, Christmas Creek Construction Camp and the Christmas Creek Village projects are reliant upon treated groundwater for drinking and other potable water supplies. Cloudbreak Village accommodates 1,200 people while Christmas Creek Village is designed to accommodate 800 people. The sites use Reverse Osmosis systems while a DMI filter followed by an ion exchange softener is used at Christmas Creek Construction Village.
Construction on the 280 kilometre long line from Cloudbreak to the Herb Elliott Port at Port Hedland begun in November 2006. The line was fully operational within 18 months. DBM Vircon’s scope included the Mechanical Structural and Piping 3D models with full BIM intelligence and complete workshop drawings of the below structures:
The Cloudbreak Village and Christmas Creek Construction Camp scope of work included a comprehensive assessment of the water treatment management systems including water quality risks, appropriateness of the water treatment regime, adequacy of water storage, disinfection, monitoring and security.