Ophthalmia prefeasibility study and consultancy servicesSERVICES USED: Studies and project management, Project services
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
- Accommodation facilities
- 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
- 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.
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