Cloudbreak ore handling plant wet front end project, Western Australia
|Client:||Fortescue Metals Group|
|Scope:||Engineering, procurement, construction|
|Date:||2011 - 2012|
AMEC, as part of the CEPT Joint Venture, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for Fortescue Metals Group’s Cloudbreak ore handling plant wet front end project in Western Australia. The CEPT (Cloudbreak Enhancement Project Team) joint venture comprises AMEC and KAGC, a joint venture between Kiewit Australia Pty Ltd and AGC Industries Pty Ltd (AGC).
AMEC’s principal role within the Engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract will be detailed engineering, procurement of equipment and site support. Work on the contract has already commenced and is due for completion in September 2012. AMEC began work on the early contract involvement phase for Cloudbreak in March 2011, and this was completed in June 2011.
Owned by Fortescue Metals Group and located 50 kilometres north of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the Cloudbreak mine currently produces 39 million tonnes of iron ore each year. The Cloudbreak wet front end is a process enhancement to the Cloudbreak mine, to enable processing of below water table ore.