As part of Rio Tinto’s Dampier Rail Capacity Enhancement 353 Project, Firm Construction engaged Monford to provide earthworks, formwork, reinforcement fixing and concrete works for the rail operations buildings at 7 Mile and Cape Lambert.
The new building at 7 Mile was relatively small (300m2), but as it was constructed next to occupied offices, it required coordinated traffic management and well planned construction activities.
It included five offices, a training room, a locker room (160 lockers), ablutions and a tea preparation area.
The Cape Lambert building (1000m2) included a sealed carpark for 30 vehicles, and a 100m2 shed to hold ore car maintenance components. The project also included an electrical kiosk transformer, yard distribution boards, area lighting towers and fire fighting pumps and hydrants.
The facility provides permanent seating for 40 people, open-plan areas for rail operations with ten wall-hung screens, a locker room (220 lockers) with ablutions, conference, training and meeting rooms, a crib room and full kitchen facilities.
The work was completed on time, enabling Rio Tinto staff to be relocated as planned
Scope of work