BHP – Mining Area C HME Workshop

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End Client BHP Billiton Location Newman, Australia

Location Newman, Australia

Discipline Design, Greenfield, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Process, Piping, Electrical

Commodity Iron Ore

The BHP Billiton Area C Mine is an operating iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 92km North-West of Newman. Opened in 2003, the Area C Mine produces 42 million tonnes per annum for export, via rail to Port Hedland.


Primero was engaged to deliver detailed engineering and design of new buildings and facilities for heavy vehicle maintenance and washdown, lube storage, tyre maintenance, water treatment, power, communications and other services. The project required delivery of works across a full range of disciplines spanning civil, concrete and earthworks, structural, mechanical, piping, process and electrical, and including extensive 3D modelling of buildings and other facilities.


Primero also delivered multiple HSE components including HAZOPs and Safety in Design, as well as demonstrating full compliance with all BHP Billiton Iron Ore standards and specifications throughout the project.

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