Bulk Earthworks are engineering works created through the moving or processing of parts of the earth’s surface involving quantities of soil or unformed rocks. The earth may be moved to another location. They are done in order to make an area a suitable height and level for specific construction purposes. Much of earthworks involve machine excavation and fill or backfill.
With bulk earthworks, the aim is to reuse as much as possible of the excavated materials to prevent both the costly collection of waste material and the delivery of extra earth materials.
Bulk Earthworks are required in a wide range of construction, resources and mining projects like:
- Residential and commercial buildings
Most, bulk earthworks are carried out by local contracting companies. These companies have a modern fleet of the right earthmoving equipment for the right job.
Expert civil & structural engineering contractors in the Pilbara region, are capable of executing large bulk earthworks. They are equipped with the right personnel and equipment to do the job right.
These contractors specialise in project managing and constructing civil infrastructure including dams, roads, pipelines, bridges and bulk earthworks in addition to mine site infrastructure and contract mining operations. They have the ability to efficiently mobilise and commence operations in some of the country’s most logistically complex locations.
They offer local knowledge and experience and have completed broad-ranging projects for an extensive list of energy and resource sector clients.
They have considerable expertise in gas infrastructure, and offer the agility to deliver services at many stages – from initial bulk earthworks through to production and transportation. They are experienced in the delivery of access roads, drill pads, well infrastructure, pipelines and pump stations, water treatment plants, and concrete work.
The below article is taken from ‘The Investment Property’ – Article provided by Crawford Realty
The property markets in Port Hedland and Newman are poised for another boom in the coming months as the Pilbara’s latest mega project, the $10 billion Roy Hill iron ore mine, ramps up development, fuelling demand for accommodation in the project’s two key service centres.
70% owned by Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting and 30% owned by the project’s other equity partners POSCO, Marubeni and China Steel Corporation, the 55mtpa Roy Hill mine is located 115km north of Newman and will export ore out of Port Hedland. The project has an estimated 30 year life term.
Pilbara’s Next Infrastructure Boom
Roy Hill requires significant infrastructure, encompassing a mining operation for iron ore crushing, screening and processing, stockpiling and train loading, a 344km heavy-haul railway from the mine site to Port Hedland, and a port facility at Port Hedland for receiving, stockpiling and screening.
Early works have already been completed such as clearing the centreline for the railway and dredging of the harbour, accommodation camps, airport, bulk earthworks for the mine processing plant and railway. An overall completion date has been set for mid 2015 when production is expected to commence.