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West Angelas Processing Plant


Project Type / Category
Process Infrastructure
End Client
Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Project Location
110km west of Newman
Value Engineering Solution
  • Innovative tiered frame design.
  • Retaining wall used to stablise steel structure.
  • Detailed natural frequency analysis

As part of an expansion of the Rio Tinto’s West Angelas iron ore mine, Pritchard Francis provided structural designs including the FEL Hopper Building and Gravity Take-up structure. 

Rio Tinto West Angelas mine is located 110km west of Newman in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. West Angelas is an open pit mine operation with site based processing facilities.

The FEL Hopper was designed for dumping loads from a 78T loader, as well as dynamic loads from feeders below, requiring an in depth and sophisticated analysis.

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