Published on: 21st October, 2014 Iron Bridge Magnetite Project
Building on its solid reputation in the Western Australian resources and infrastructure sectors, project management and engineering company Onyx Projects has been enlisted by Fortescue Metals Group Limited (Fortescue) to provide services for the Iron Bridge magnetite project in the Pilbara.
Fortescue is the operator for the Iron Bridge joint venture. Iron Bridge’s North Star project, incorporating ore bodies situated about 100kms south of Port Hedland, is being developed in conjunction with Taiwan’s Formosa Group and China’s Baosteel Group.
Stage 1 of the project, currently in the construction phase, will process feed to produce high grade, magnetite concentrate. The facilities also include a pilot plant with the capacity to produce magnetite concentrate.
The project is being executed as an integrated team with key consultants working directly with the Fortescue Iron Bridge project team.
Within this structure, Onyx Projects is providing detailed engineering, design and site support services for the Stage 1 process plant including civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and controls.
The North Star Project is an exciting development, with a number of technologies being used within the process plant to produce concentrate more efficiently than traditional magnetite flow sheets.
Onyx Projects Managing Director Ian Beaumont said Iron Bridge provided an excellent opportunity for his company to build on its existing magnetite project delivery experience.
“We are excited to work as part of the Iron Bridge team, and to get the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities on this technical fast track project,” he said.
In addition to the ongoing Stage 1 work, Onyx Projects has also been assisting the Iron Bridge team to study options and develop value improvement strategies for the planned Stage 2 process plant and associated infrastructure.