Paraburdoo Sustaining Works

Pilbara Iron

Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia

Paraburdoo Sustaining Works involved a program of sustaining capital projects, across the entire Paraburdoo site, executed in 4 phases and intended to raise production at Paraburdoo to 19Mtpa.

Calibre was engaged as the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) consultant to deliver the following works:

  • Upgrades to the stockyard stackers and reclaimers
  • New switch rooms and electrical upgrades across the plant
  • Upgrade to the train load-out
  • Screen refurbishment
  • Installation of new camp
  • New tailings line
  • Upgrade to thickener and cyclone feed pumps
  • Instrumentation upgrades within nes plant, and
  • Chute replacements across the plant.

Project highlights:

  • First phase 28% throughput increase (5Mtpa) was achieved within eight months.
  • The project was successfully completed on schedule and budget with an exemplary safety record.