IN a ‘work-with’ relationship with infrastructure provider Qube Ports and Bulk, Perth-based engineering and project management consultant Mintrex delivered the $50 million engineering and
procurement of 11 receival and stacking systems (RSS) at Utah Point.
Each 900 tonne per hour RSS has a truck unloader for side-tip road trains, a transfer conveyor and a large radial stacker. The layout of each of the 11 RSS was designed by Mintrex to best utilise
the available stockyard area regarding stockpile size and product types. Mintrex prepared work packages for the design and construction of the stackers and the design and supply of the truck
unloaders. The company then integrated the packages, completed the civil design and expedited the work packages.
The stackers were delivered to site in modules to minimise site construction time, with the truck unloaders delivered ready-to-run, with only minor assembly required.
In addition, the Mintrex Asset Management group provided the maintenance strategies and tactics for the Port Hedland Port Authority shiploading circuit. The resulting facility has exceeded
the expectations of Qube and the proponents.
The successful relationship with Qube Ports and Bulk has grown, with Mintrex now engaged to provide the engineering, procurement and construction management for the Utah Point Stockyard 2. The new stockyard will extend the total export capacity of the facilities to in excess of 20 million tonnes per annum.