10 YandiCoogina Workshop

Yandi Fixed Plant Workshop Commercial Construction Project was undertaken by Perth Commercial builder Linkbuild Construction on behalf of Rio Tinto as a design and construct contract. The site is a remote location approximately 80km North West of Newman and comprises of a 2275m2, 8 bay workshop, toolstore, locker room, 1735m2 office complex, along with all supporting infrastructure.

Scope of Works

  • Design and documentation of detailed civil earthworks, roads, drainage, structures, buildings, potable water, fire protection, oily water treatment, waste water treatment, compressed air, reticulated oxygen and acetylene, power and communications

  • Preparation and submission of all documentation to state and local government including building licence, crane registration and amendments to dangerous goods licence

  • Bulk earthworks of over 60,000m3 cut/fill

  • Construction of all detailed civil earthworks, roads, parking and drainage for the FPM workshop facility

  • Supply, fabrication, surface treatment, packaging and delivery to site of all steel and components for structures, buildings, piping, mechanical, electrical and communications

  • Re-routing of existing mains water supply

  • Installation, fitout and commissioning of 1600m2 fully serviced workshop

  • Installation, fitout and commissioning of 600m2 toolstore

  • Installation, fitout and commissioning of 1300m2 office facility

  • Supply and installation of a 50T and a10T gantry crane to the workshop

  • Automated Vehicle washdown facility

  • Oily water collection and processing facility

  • Waste water treatment plant

  • 500,000 litre water tanks

  • Supply and installation of new High Voltage power pole and powerlines


Design, Execution, Safety & Quality

Design was undertaken through a collaborative approach with the client to best assess and deliver all requirements necessary to meet the expansion needs of their Yandicoogina Iron Ore operations. The project was designed to a 4 Green Star Environmental rating in order to minimalise environmental impact through sustainable construction.

The project was completed within time and budget constraints with no injuries or accidents to any personnel. As a civil Engineering contractor Linkforce self performed a majority of the divisions of work required to construct this facility. This provides us with a competitive edge in terms of pricing when tendering and provides flexibility to achieve required scheduling milestones and project targets.

Linkforce has always maintained a strong commitment to safety for the protection of its employees and clients. Linkforce exemplary health and safety record is a direct result of a commitment to executing projects in a safe and effective manner. As there are substantial risk elements involved with a project of this nature, a detailed study was conducted on working safely at heights so as best to minimise potential risk. As a result of this analysis much of the assembly work was performed on the ground and then lifted into place when ready. This process effectively minimised working at heights requirements and removed a great degree of potential risk from the project. Linkforce construction team and safety personnel worked closely together within the project to best identify and remove potential hazards from the workplace whilst maintaining efficiencies within the workplace.

The project was executed at the highest level of quality utilising Linkforce quality management systems. All stages of works are verified by way of Inspection Test Plans (ITP’s) and do not proceed until Construction Manager and Client approval has been given. In the course of normal production, processes are monitored via the reporting of Quality Performance Indicators (QPI’s) Internal and external audits also supplement this approach. A Material Data Register containing all project information inclusive of spec sheets, warranties, as builts and user manuals is presented to the client at project completion.

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