PROJECTS

Rio Tinto Cape Lambert Phase 2 Project

MARKET MINING    SECTOR IRON ORE

Origin(s)

Tianjin and Qingdao, China

Destination(s)

Rio Tinto Cape Lambert, Australia

Project

Rio Tinto Cape Lambert Phase 2 Project

Equipment

Structural steel sections, large bins and modules for new screenhouse

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Total Volume

75,000 cbm

Total Weight

8,000 mt

Heaviest Lift

300 mt

Year

2014

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Westlink was engaged to provide a multimodal logistics solution for structural steel sections, large bins and modules fabricated in Tianjin and Qingdao, China to be used in the construction of an iron ore screenhouse at Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert operations in the Pilbara region of Australia.

SCOPE

  • SPMT and heavy haulage – fabrication yard to vessel hook at Tianjin and Qingdao

  • Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) – Tianjin and Qingdao to Port Hedland and Port Walcott

  • Tug and barge – Port Walcott to Cape Lambert barge landing facility

  • SPMT – barge landing to screenhouse project site at Rio Tinto Cape Lambert operations

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zero LTIs

  • 75,000 cubic metres (cbm) transported with heaviest lift 300 metric ton (mt)

  • 3 x full charter consecutive shipments

  • Maximum module envelope – 38 x 11.5 x 8 metres

  • HLV and tug and barge set interfacing

  • Zero tides missed for barge operations

  • Two kilometres to site via SPMT roll-off from barge with zero disruption to mining operations

  • Direct install from SPMT delivery point

GALLERY

Mining Specific Logistics