The project involved the design and engineering of a new 400 tonne per hour crushing circuit which involved the demolition and removal of the old circuit (including three fine ore bins)
The scope included the bulk earthworks associated with a new ROM wall as well as the concrete and structures for the installation of all equipment.
The circuit included crushers (primary jaw, plus secondary cone and two tertiary cone crushers), conveyors, bins and chutes as well as a screen house (secondary and tertiary screens).
The electrical supply included the high voltage, transformer and power distribution (MCC), controls and signals.
The plant also incorporated both dust and sound abatement.
Among the challenges was the rain bearing depression resulting from the category 3 Cyclone Seroja that passed through the area as well as the unseasonally wet conditions faced during the construction resulting in the project recording 230 mms of rain.
Work was conducted as an EPC contract