Greater Rhodes Ridge

Rio Tinto Resource Development needed to expand drilling & evaluation activities. 
Client & Department Formstruct
Location Greater Rhodes Ridge
Project No. & Name P-0507209 Supply & Install of Resource Development Facilities for Greater Rhodes Ridge
Value $850k
Date July 2022
Project Duration 2 Months

Additional facilities were needed to accommodate Drill Crew pre-start meetings, Field Offices, First Aid Facilities and on-site support facilities for works.

Project Key deliverables included:

  • Design, certify, supply, install, test and commissioning of Diesel Power Generators and Services to provide power supply to Buildings, Dome Shelters, Fuel and Water Systems

  • Supply and Installation of 2 x 100kVA (duty and standby) Generators, 4000L Bulk Fuel Tank to provide power to the Site Main Switchboard, 12x12m and 24x12m Fieldies and Core Logging Domes, Water Treatment, Pump set Units, First Aid Office, Ice Room, Toilet Block, Crib Room and Office Building

  • Supply and Installation of 1 x 10kVA (duty only) Generator to power the 12x12m and 6x6m Earthworks Maintenance Domes

  • Supply and Installation of 1 x 30kVA (duty only) Generator to power the Refuel Facility Equipment

  • Design, supply and installation of a Site Main Switchboard with Manual Changeover Switch which would supply 6 x downstream Lighting and Small Power Distribution Boards

  • Reticulation of above ground and inground Electrical services, Nema 20B Cable Ladder, PVC and Steel Conduits

  • Installation of Metal Clad Power Outlets and Switches throughout Domes and Containers

  • Installation of LED High bay lighting within Domes and LED Battens within Containers

  • Cable Ladders and conduits for reticulation of power cables were required to be installed above ground, roof to roof to connect between Distribution Boards on Transportable Buildings where possible to keep trenching and inground services to a minimum across site
  • Multidisciplinary Contractors working within same work area’s
  •  Market skilled labour shortage
  • COVID impacted resource manning levels and availability
  • Successful completion and handover, on time, on budget. On-site training and handover of Project Assets
  • Incident and injury free operations