Keppel Prince

Projects - Downers EDI: Structural Components for Newman

December 2012

BHP Billiton are establishing the new Orebody 24 Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia approximately 8km north east of Newman.

The development involves the establishment of a new mine to replace the existing Wheelarra facility and to provide an additional ROM ore source to the Orebody 25 mining facility.

Keppel Prince were engaged by Downer EDI to fabricate, paint and deliver the following major equipment: the ROM bin and crusher discharge chute complete with liners (240 tonnes) and the primary crusher frame, 78m truss welded frame, 78m truss take up end, rock catcher steelwork and take up frames (totalling approximately 97 tonnes).

Raw steel was supplied by Downers and processed by Portland Laser and Adelaide Profile Services.

Delivery services were provided by haulage contractor Porthaul of Portland.