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Cape Lambert. Pilbara Region. Australia

Client
Rio Tinto
Sector
Mining & Natural Resources
Services
Engineering ExpertiseInfrastructure ConstructionModular Manufacturing
Value
$350 million
Duration
March 2012-May 2015

Cape Lambert. Pilbara Region. Australia

Much of the project was delivered utilising Laing O'Rourke's Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) principles

Cape Lambert. Pilbara Region. Australia

The work builds on Laing O'Rourke's extensive history in delivering Pilbara infrastructure

Cape Lambert. Pilbara Region. Australia

Multiple packages of work have now been awarded

Cape Lambert. Pilbara Region. Australia

Laing O'Rourke on-site at Cape Lambert

Cape Lambert. Pilbara Region. Australia

The project is focussed on structural, mechanical and piping works

Full project details

Laing O'Rourke is delivering the structural, mechanical and piping (SMP) works for the in-loading and out-loading conveyors and transfer towers at Rio Tinto's Cape Lambert Port B stockyards.

The reliable delivery of this materials handling and processing infrastructure has led to Laing O’Rourke being awarded multiple packages of work; including:

Cape Lambert Port B Phase A SMP

This $137 million package of works, delivered between March 2012 and November 2013, saw the installation of 9 transfer stations and 13 conveyors, resulting in 10km of conveyors through the stockyards and out to the export jetty. The work also included the fabrication and installation of 12km of fire and dust suppression piping associated with the stockyards.

Cape Lambert Port B Phase B SMP

This $161 million package of works, to be delivered between August 2013 and September 2014, is almost identical in scope to Phase A. It includes delivery of additional SMP works, including nine transfer stations, 13 conveyors across 11km through the stockyards and out to the export jetty and the installation of 12km of fire and dust suppression piping.

Cape Lambert Port B Package 3 SMP

This $40 million package of work, to be delivered between March 2014 and May 2015, includes the installation of four new conveyors and three new transfer stations, as well as modifications to one existing transfer station and seven existing conveyors.

Cape Lambert Port B Package 3 E&I

Worth $12 million, Laing O’Rourke is also delivering electrical and instrumentation works for the new infrastructure, including a switch room, overland conveyor, transfer stations, and multiple tie-ins to the current plant.

Project facts

Cape Lambert

Laing O’Rourke has worked for Rio Tinto since 1975

The expansion will increase Rio Tinto's export capacity

Its Pilbara operations will grow to 330 million tonnes of iron ore annually by 2016