PROJECTS

Rio Tinto Western Turner Syncline 2 Project

MARKET MINING  |  SECTOR IRON ORE
Origin(s)

Tianjin and Shanghai, China

Destination(s)

Port Hedland, Australia

Project

Western Turner Syncline 2 Project

Equipment

Structural Steel, Apron Feeder, Trusses, ROM Bins and Chutes

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Total Volume

32,000 cbm

Total Weight

3,500 mt

Heaviest Lift

207 mt

Year

2021

Westlink was engaged to provide the full end-to-end logistics management of structural steel, large bin sections, trusses and a massive apron feeder from Tianjin and Shanghai, China to Port Hedland, Australia. The mining equipment was then loaded to heavy haulage trailers and transported to site to be used in the construction of Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline 2 Project.

SCOPE

  • Pre-shipment quarantine inspection of structural steel in China

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

  • Oversized haulage – vessel hook to Rio Tinto Western Turner Syncline mine site

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zero LTIs

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

  • 32,000 cubic metres (cbm) of steel with heaviest lift of 207 metric ton (mt)

  • Four (4) consecutive breakbulk shipments

  • Maximum module envelope – 32 x 8 x 8 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