Resource projects win steel awards

Development of resource-related facilities claimed the biggest share of this year’s Steel Awards for Western Australia, presented recently in Perth.

Development of resource-related facilities claimed the biggest share of this year’s Steel Awards for Western Australia, presented recently in Perth.

The awards program is organised by the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), the nation’s peak body representing the steel industry, with the award presentations held as part of the ASI’s annual national Convention.

The honours in the Steel Detailers category were split between joint winners, PDC Consultants for their work on Fortescue Metal’s Cloud Break Iron Ore Handling Project and UGL Steelplan for its Boddington Gold Mine Expansion Project work.

The Cloud Break Project included construction of a screening building, 11 product and scalping screening bins, a crushing building complete with bins and chutes, a stockpile structure, a train load out structure and bins, 11 conveyors and associated transfer stations and a de-sand building representing in excess of 10,000 tonnes of steelwork.

The Boddington Gold Mine project used over 9000 metric tonnes of structural steelwork.

ASI State Manager — WA, John Brazier said the nature of entries portrays why Australian-fabricated steel satisfies the demands for rapid development and to cope with the State’s rugged conditions and large-scale industry requirements.

“The awards highlight the high standard of design and execution achievable with the versatility of steel, aesthetics and the industry’s capacities and efficiencies,” he said.

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