Gingin Mine Concentrator Process Plant Demolition

Gingin Mine Concentrator Process Plant Demolition

Location
Gingin, WA
Client
Iluka Resources
Duration
1 month
Status
Completed 2018

Overview

Iluka Resources commissioned Liberty Industrial for the demolition of a four storey mineral sands concentrator and all associated equipment at its redundant mining facilities located near Gingin in Western Australia. Forming part of a rehabilitation process for the site, works included connected tanks and hoppers, removal of office amenities and associated plant and equipment.

Challenges

  • To mitigate the risk of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) which accumulated in certain areas due to the production processes of the mineral sands operation.

Robust Solutions/Exceptional Outcomes

Robust solutions

  • The team engaged a radiation safety officer to conduct a radiation survey of the site prior to demolition works.
  • Provisioned a specialist crew and equipment.
  • Ensured dust controls were in place at all times for the safety of personnel.
  • All waste that was transported off-site, was monitored with a Geiger counter to ensure no harm to the public or environment.
  • Induced controlled collapse of structures, section by section using a 38t excavator.
  • Engaged with the local community to help salvage as many items as possible which included recovery of water tanks, poly pipes, power poles and air-conditioners.
  • Demountable offices were sold to a local salvage yard.

Exceptional outcomes

The project was completed on time, within budget and without injury or incident. 96% of all demolition waste was recycled onsite.

 

Value Add

01

Demolition Simulation and Modelling

With exclusive license to demonstrate using Extreme Loading® for Structures (ELS) software developed by Applied Sciences International (ASI).

02

Deconstruction

Use of best approach demolition and dismantling such as explosive using world class fleet, safety and engineering methodologies in explosives and rigging.

03

Asset and Resource Recovery

Comprehensive waste and recycling management to contribute to the circular economy to extend the lifecycle of materials.

04

Site Remediation

Site rehabilitation via methods such as bioremediation, containment, decontamination, dewatering, stabilisation, treatment and tracking to disposal of contaminants.

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