Lanfranchi Paste Plant Extension

Client

Lanfranchi Nickel Mines Ltd

Location

40km South of Kambalda, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia

Completion

2009

Requirement

  • Transfer of paste to remote mine site by truck from existing mine and paste plant
  • Engineering and design of facility to load trucks at existing plant and off-load at remote site

Highlights and Achievements

  • A unique solution to achieve efficient delivery of paste to remote site by trucking and pumping
  • This novel approach successfully included design of truck loading and hopper installation at the existing mine
  • Design and construction of the paste off-loading facility at the remote mine site which included truck off loading facility to hopper and access to mine workings
  • With no reference to prior installations, this project highlighted the science and planning capability of the team, together with their “can do” attitude towards new and novel challenges

Benefits for Client

  • Significant savings in time and cost utilising truck transport rather than pipeline or conveyor
  • Negating the requirement for the construction of additional paste plant for the remote mine
  • Enabling quicker time to mine operation and production with novel paste delivery to the remote site