RGP5 Rail Project, Newman, Pilbara Region, Western Australia



RGP5 Rail Project, Newman, Pilbara Region, Western Australia
  • Client: Georgiou
  • Contract: value $4m

Project description

The RPG5 project increased BHP Billiton’s installed capacity across its Western Australia iron-ore operations by 50 million tonnes to 205 million tonnes per annum.

The majority of production growth came from the Yandi and Mining Area C operations. The RGP5 project also delivered significant infrastructure upgrades, including additional shipping berths at the Port Hedland inner harbour (Finucane Island), substantial double tracking of the company’s rail system and additional crushing, screening and stockpiling facilities at Yandi

Scope of work

  • Maintenance of a 220-kilometre, heavy-haul rail line between Port Hedland and Newman
  • Construction of additional rooms at Turner and Redmont camps