Hydromining

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

Hydromining - Project Management

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.

Hydromining

Requirements, Equipment and Images

NPE specialist personnel including technicians, polywelders, fitters and operators on site to complete works.

  • 15 pumps of various capacities and applications (dragflow, HPU, submersibles)
  • 2 x 550 kVA Generators
  • HDPE pipeline
  • Water cannons

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