A hive of innovative solutions

Projects

Our feature projects provide insight into our experience across the sectors in which we operate, the services we provide and the variability in scale, size and complexity of the assignments we undertake.

Ophthalmia prefeasibility study and consultancy services

SERVICES USED: Studies and project management, Project services

5.23 Ophthalmia 2 - cropped

Client/Asset owner: Brockman Mining
Location: Pilbara, WA
Duration: Jun 2014 – Dec 2014

The Brockman Mining Ophthalmia iron ore resource consists of multiple mineable resources located in a 25km x 10km area approximately 320km south-south-east of Port Hedland in Western Australia.

Scope Australia was selected by Brockman Mining deliver a prefeasibility study (PFS), which was executed using an integrated project team comprising personnel from both Brockman Mining and Scope Australia.

The scope of the study (and associated engineering design) included:

  • Geological resource estimation
  • Mine planning
  • Geotechnical studies
  • Hydrology studies
  • Water management/balance studies
  • Metallurgical test work
  • Process plant design
  • Materials handling, product stockpiling and reclaiming
  • Infrastructure and services design including:
    • Surface roads, including haul roads, mine access and internal/plant roads
    • Offices and supporting facilities
    • HV/LV workshops and related facilities
    • Laboratory
    • Accommodation facilities
    • Airfield
    • Power supply and reticulation
    • Water treatment, storage and distribution
    • Rail loading including rail loop and spur line.
  • Operations and administration, including socio-economic impact and labour plan
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Legal and permitting
  • Project implementation/ execution plan
  • Capital and operating cost estimation
  • Scheduling
  • Financial analysis (project evaluation model)

The PFS confirmed the viability of the Ophthalmia project when considered in conjunction with Brockman’s Marillana project, rail and port transport and materials handling solutions.

Similar Projects

more projects

Juna Downs rail junction DES

Engineering and design, Project services, Studies and project management

Study management and engineering services for a new rail siding to support the expansion of Rio Tinto’s Yandi mine.

details

West Pilbara Iron Ore Project (WPIOP)

Project services, Studies and project management

Feasibility study engineering and design services across multiple infrastructure packages as the owner engineer for API JV.

details