Case Studies

  • Hay Point HPX 3

    Stage 3 of the Hay Point coal port expansion by BMA is a $2.5 billion project involving vast earthworks, reclamation, new structures on and off shore and mechanical systems fit-out. On fast-track jobs this size, it’s impossible for every detail of the engineering design to be carried out to the final detail before works start on site. And plans change along the way. McConnell Dowell Geo Sea Joint Venture (MDGS-JV) ...read more

  • Heavy Duty Apron Slab Design

    During recent upgrades to the BMA Peak Downs Mine Industrial Area, FIELD Engineers conducted feasibility analysis, budgeting and engineering design of heavy duty apron slabs that were installed between the heavy vehicle workshops.  The slabs were required to provide all weather access between the heavy vehicle workshops, improve stormwater drainage, and provide a barrier between the high voltage underground power running between the workshops, and the heavy-vehicle traffic on the ...read more

  • BMA Blackwater Mine – Dragline Shutdown

    The recent maintenance shutdown of Dragline DRE 40 at BMA’s Blackwater Mine included a large scale structural overhaul where the Circumferential Diaphragm of the dragline was replaced.  This large plate element weighs over 38 tonnes.  To minimise the shutdown timframe, it was important a replacement CD be brought to site fully assembled and ready for installation and weld-out. A high level project risk assessment was carried out with the client ...read more