Location : Port Hedland
Roy Hill’s independently owned and operated railway is a 344km standard gauge, single line, heavy haul railway built to transport 55Mtpa of iron ore from the Roy Hill Mine to the dedicated Port stockyard facility, in the Boodarie Industrial Estate south of Port Hedland.
Five ore trains per day operate from the Roy Hill Mine, each consisting of two diesel electric locomotives hauling 232 ore cars with a total payload of 31,132 tonnes of ore. Roy Hill needed large bulk diesel facilities to rapidly fuel all ore trains to meet production and delivery schedules.
Roy Hill Rail Site is in Port Hedland and Roy Hill Mine is 115km north of Newman, Western Australia
The challenge was to deliver an integrated diesel fuel supply system, with two large bulk fuel facilities, 500km apart and in remote locations.
The outcomes the client was looking for included:
The challenges included:
We have an excellent existing relationship with the client based on our successful completion of critical projects in the past. We also have an excellent relationship with Decmil Australia.
In addition, we are known by reputation for our ability to innovate and find incredible solutions for highly-challenging situations.
Traditionally fuel facilities have pumps for unloading, loading and other refuelling activities located around the site and are wired back to a Motor Control Centre building.
Our approach was to consolidate the pumping, compressed air equipment and Motor Control Centre onto a single super skid to be pre-fabricated, assembled and tested at our facility and lifted into place on site where only a single lift was required.
We delivered a top quality product, pre-tested at our manufacturing facility, which meant reduced site works in running pipework and cables, and reduced site commissioning time and rework.
Our highly successful project outcomes included:
These successful outcomes resulted in an ongoing and long-term commitment to our equipment by Roy Hill Rail.