BHP Billiton - Olympic Dam 10ML Cover Replacement

Projects ~ Covers

Principal: BHP Billiton
Head Contractor: 1336362525_Image_3_BHP_10ML_Cover_Repair_new_cover.jpg
Location: 1336362525_Image_2_BHP_10ML_Cover_Repair_old_cover.jpg
Date: 1336362525_Image_1_BHP_10ML_Cover_Repair_scuba_diver.jpg

Project Scope:

Design, supply, and installation of a floating cover system, including removal and disposal of the existing cover. Supply and installation of cover ancillaries including: float system, sand filled ballast system, two off aluminium personnel hatches and platforms, two off walkways to hatches and provision of as built drawings and operation and maintenance manuals.

The floating cover was required to eliminate evaporation and avoid air borne contamination. The existing cover had reached the end of its useful life and required replacement. Operational specifications required the new cover to be installed on the operating storage and needed to avoid any contamination from the existing cover entering the storage. Although located in the town of Roxby Downs the project was performed to BHP's mine safety standards.



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