PROJECTS

Rio Tinto West Angeles Iron Ore Expansion Project

MARKET MINING  |  SECTOR IRON ORE
Origin(s)

Tianjin, China

Destination(s)

Port Hedland, Australia

Project

Rio Tinto West Angeles Iron Ore Expansion Project

 
Equipment

Structural steel sections, large bins and modules

Total Volume

35,000 cbm

Total Weight

4,100 mt

Heaviest Lift

224 mt

Year

2020

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Westlink was engaged to provide end-to-end logistics for structural steel sections, large bins and modules fabricated in Tianjin, China to be used in the expansion of Rio Tinto’s West Angeles mine site in the Pilbara region of Australia.

SCOPE

  • Pre-shipment quarantine inspection of structural steel in China

  • Multipurpose Vessels (MPP) and Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) – Tianjin, China to Port Hedland, Australia

  • Oversized haulage – vessel hook to Rio Tinto West Angeles mine site

  • Construction coordination – coordination with site team to unload trailers for direct install or laydown

Mining Specific Logistics

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zero LTIs

  • Logistics input into design stage to maximise module size and preassembly

  • 35,000 cubic metres (cbm) of steel with heaviest lift of 224 metric ton (mt)

  • Four (4) consecutive breakbulk shipments

  • Maximum module envelope – 41 x 7 x 7 metres

  • Transport of oversized and heavy pieces from port to remote mine site

  • Traffic control in Port Hedland through to mine site – escorts, traffic control and permits

GALLERY