BHP - South Flank Iron Ore project



Contact Details


  Mark McCarthy
  ICN - WA
  (08) 9365 7490
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  Locations: WA Australia (Onshore)
  Project Value: > $2 billion
  Project Status: Selection Phase Study
  Project Owner BHP BILLITON IRON ORE PTY. LTD.

Project Details



BHP Western Australia Iron Ore will require the development of an additional ore deposit to sustain production as the Yandi mine is exhausted over the next five to ten years.

As a high-grade deposit, which enables the business to utilise existing infrastructure at Mining Area C, South Flank is the preferred long term option to replace this production.. The South Flank deposit is located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman, and approximately 8 km to the south of the Companys existing Mining Area C operation.


The proposed project is currently in study phase and is subject to a number of internal and external approvals.

As part of the study, the Company is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified contractors to gain an understanding of the capacity and capability of available contractors for the proposed project. 

                 

Scope Overview:              

The proposed project will require the establishment of mining operations at South Flank and construction of associated infrastructure with processing capacity up to 80 million tonnes per annum  including:

  • Primary crushing facilities nominally located to the north of the proposed deposits;
  • Run of Mine pads;
  • Overland conveyors to Mining Area C;
  • Coarse Ore Stockpile and Ore Handling Plant infrastructure at Mining Area C;
  • Upgrade to the existing stockyards and outflow facilities;
  • Duplication of the existing rail loop and addition of a second Train Loadout;
  • Advanced mine de-watering in accordance with the mine plan;
  • Expansion of the existing Mulla Mulla Accommodation Village;
  • Installation of supporting non-process infrastructure (e.g. power lines, access roads) to support the new mining areas; and 
  • Expansion of existing non-processing infrastructure and industrial facilities to support production.


Indicative Timeline:

Preliminary enabling works commencing in CY2017

Final Investment decision Q1 CY2018

Main construction and commissioning works Q1 CY2018 to Q1  CY2021. 


Approximate Project Value (CAPEX): 

>$2 billion AUD


Local and indigenous participation:           

In line with BHP's commitment to supporting its communities, requirements relating to the engagement of local and Indigenous vendors will be included in the selection criteria.


Disclaimer:

The proposed South Flank Project is currently in selection phase study and is subject to a number of internal and external approvals. Accordingly, the scope descriptions, timelines and values stated in this project description are indicative only and subject to change.


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Work Packages


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OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
OPEN FOR EOI    INCOMPLETE EOI    EOI COMPLETED
STATUS   CONTRACTS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
SCOPE
CLOSES
DOCS FULL
SCOPE
EOI
PARTIAL
SCOPE
EOI
Bulk Earthworks29 Mar 171 May 171 Aug 17
Bulk Earthworks scope document attached.
Inflow - Primary crushing facilities and Overland Conveyors25 Jul 1721 Aug 1730 Jun 18
See attached scope of work
Ore Handling Plant25 Jul 1721 Aug 1730 Jun 18
See attached scope of work
Outflow - Train Loadout and Stockyard Conveyors25 Jul 1721 Aug 1730 Jun 18
See scope of work attached.
Module and Structural Steel Fabrication29 Mar 1731 May 1731 Aug 17
Module and Structural Steel Fabrication scope document attached.
Structural Mechanical Piping Electrical & Installation7 Jun 1721 Jun 1730 Sep 17
See attached scope document
Fabrication of Central Facilities29 Mar 17 28 Jun 17
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion (MMVE) Fabrication of Central Facilities scope document attached.
Crushing Plant Tie In Conveyors10 Apr 1726 Apr 1730 Jun 17
Crushing Plant Tie In Conveyors scope document attached.
Enabling Works (Miscellaneous) SP 1 & SP 2 5 Apr 1726 Apr 1730 Jun 17
Enabling Works (Miscellaneous) SP 1 & SP 2 scope document attached
Project Construction Management Services29 Mar 17 30 Jun 17
Project Construction Management Services scope document attached.
Transportable Buildings29 Mar 17 30 Jun 17
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion (MMVE) Transportable Buildings scope document attached.
Village Construction and Facilities29 Mar 17 30 Jun 17
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion (MMVE) Village Construction and Facilities scope document attached.
Village Earthworks29 Mar 17 30 Jun 17
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion (MMVE) Village Earthworks scope document attached.
STATUS   PROCUREMENT    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
SCOPE
CLOSES
DOCS FULL
SCOPE
EOI
PARTIAL
SCOPE
EOI
Dynamic Reactive Support (DRS) System5 Apr 1728 Apr 1730 Jun 17
Dynamic Reactive Support (DRS) System scope document attached.
Bulking In Hopper31 Mar 1713 Apr 1713 Jul 17
Bulking In Hopper scope document attached.
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion Cafe31 Mar 1713 Apr 1713 Jul 17
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion Cafe scope document attached
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion Chillers31 Mar 1713 Apr 1713 Jul 17
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion Chillers scope document attached
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion Lifts31 Mar 1713 Apr 1713 Jul 17
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion Lifts scope document attached
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion Waste Water Treatment Plant31 Mar 1713 Apr 1713 Jul 17
Mulla Mulla Village Expansion Waste Water Treatment Plant scope document attached.