Case Study: Fuelling Rio's Bauxite Expansion
The Amrun Project is to produce some 22.8mtpa of Bauxite for the local production of Aluminium, as well as direct export to markets north of Australia. US$1.9b is being spent to expand production from one of the world’s premier Bauxite deposits, which has the potential for expansion to around 50mtpa. Banlaw’s involvement is the design, engineering, and supply of two fuel facilities.
Banlaw was engaged at EOI stage. Rio Tinto have some history with Banlaw solutions from other current operations. This allowed for references from existing sites to be obtained, and the benefits of choosing Banlaw once again to be made-evident.
Banlaw crafted a design solution, customised to meet what was a complex specification (from a technology and assurance standpoint). Banlaw specialists in the fields of mechanical, electrical, software, automation, hazardous areas as well as machine and facilities maintenance were all involved in the planning process.
Leveraging our team’s wide range of skills, Banlaw proposed a creative blend of technologies to deliver the required project scope at a competitive price-point.
The Banlaw proposal also focused heavily on the environmental considerations of the project site itself with a view to enable ease-of-deployment and longterm reliable operation.
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