Meticulous planning of filter pack change out delivers on time, below budget with zero injuries at remote DeGrussa site
Sandfire Resources' DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, located 900km north-east of Perth in Western Australia, is one of the Asia-Pacific region's premier, high-grade copper mines. DeGrussa's remarkable progress from discovery in April 2009 through resource drill-out, feasibility, financing and construction and development - just over three years from discovery drill-hole to first production - has set new benchmarks for the efficient development of resources in Western Australia.
Project challenges included supply and install of the filter plate pack in extremely challenging timeframe, the plate pack install was a critical item during campaign outage as all other site activity 100% dependent on it meeting deadline, plus the site is remotely located.
And the results from the project?
- Below budget, installed 12 hours early
- Zero injuries