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Hydromining - Project Management

Rio Tinto – Weipa, Queensland

Hydromining

NPE used their specialised hydromining services to remove several years of built up mud in the main water supply dam of the bauxite wash plant, at Rio Tinto’s Weipa site.

NPE’s solution involved pumps, power generation, water cannons and pipe to hydromine the 55 Mega litre dam. The project was conducted within a 24 hour window during the plant shutdown.

Services provided include scope, design, install, operate and demobilise.

Requirements

Removal of several years of built up mud in the main water supply dam of the bauxite wash plant.

Equipment

  • 15 pumps of various capacities and applications (dragflow, HPU, submersibles)
  • HDPE pipeline
  • 2 x 550 kVA Generators
  • Water cannons
  • NPE specialist personnel including technicians, polywelders, fitters and operators

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