Arsenic Storage Dam

12 February 2019

A volume of 80,000m3 of material was loaded, hauled, placed and compacted to construct four perimeter walls 10m high. Material was excavated from a shallow borrow pit within the facility. Wet weather conditions during construction meant that constant control was required to ensure moisture and compaction levels were correct. This was critical to achieving target specifications […]

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Leinster TSF

12 February 2019

1,581,500 BCM of materials were loaded, hauled, placed and compacted raise the outer TSF walls and Decant Structure by 2.5m over 5 separate lifts. Additional scope included relocation the Tailings feed and return water pipelines.

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TSF 4 Raise

12 February 2019

163,000 BCM of materials were loaded, hauled, placed and compacted utilising Doosan 48t Excavators, JCB 36t Excavator, Caterpillar D6 Swampy track Dozer, 18t Pad Foot Roller, Cat 740 Ejector Trucks, Volvo Articulated Water Truck and Komatsu GD655 Grader to raise the outer TSF walls and Decant Structure by 2.5m. Cape ran a 9 person dedicated crew […]

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Mt Keith TSF

12 February 2019

Since 2005, Cape has worked constantly on the Central discharge facility at Mt Keith which has an internal wall perimeter of 15km.  These works involve 3 x long-reach excavators ranging from 30T-50T, 20T LGP excavator, LGP Dozers, padfoot rollers and when required Cat 740 ejector trucks. To date over 9,000,000m3 of material has been excavated, dried, […]

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FMG Ponds

12 February 2019

Cape was contracted to build a series of three settlement and transfer ponds across both the Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mine sites: Kangaroo Turkey Nest Norkfolk Transfer Pond CC2 Settlement Pond The scope of works included: Dewatering below the water table Excavation, placement, compaction earthworks as per drawings Supply and install 1.5mm HDPE Liner and Geotextile […]

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Tailings Storage Facility Construction TSF4

12 February 2019

163,000 BCM of materials were loaded, hauled, placed and compacted utilising Doosan 48t Excavators, JCB 36t Excavator, Caterpillar D6 Swampy track Dozer, 18t Pad Foot Roller, Cat 740 Ejector Trucks, Volvo Articulated Water Truck and Komatsu GD655 Grader to raise the outer TSF walls and Decant Structure by 2.5m. Cape ran a 9-person dedicated crew […]

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Windich Tailings Storage Facility Construction

12 February 2019

1.4 million BCM of materials were loaded, hauled, placed and compacted utilising Caterpillar 793 and 777 Dump trucks, EX3600 Excavators and Caterpillar D10 Dozers to construct the outer TSF walls. To facilitate faster construction, the construction material was moisture conditioned in situ with a “rice” paddy type of operation that ran 24 hours a day. […]

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Tailings Storage Facility 3

12 February 2019

A volume of 127,890m3 of tailings was excavated, placed and compacted to raise the perimeter walls by 2.5m. This has a common wall with another existing tailings storage facility cell. Tailings was excavated from a shallow borrow pit within the facility. As this was a wet lift so constant control was required to ensure moisture […]

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Blackham TSF

12 February 2019

Cape was contracted to: Load & Haul 775,000m3 of material to build the TSF J Stage 1A/1B Decommissioning of monitoring bores Re-location of existing tailings and waste stockpiles Excavation of selected materials from designated borrow areas and stockpiles located within existing waste dumps, placed and spread to the design lines and grades Preparation of the […]

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