Iron Bridge Project – Earthworks and Concrete

Port Hedland, WA



March 2023

105,000m3 Earthworks, 11,000m3 Concrete

The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project (Project) is the development of a new magnetite mine (including processing and transport facilities) and associated infrastructure, located 145km south of Port Hedland. Iron Bridge will deliver 22 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of high grade 67% Fe magnetite concentrate product. 

As part of the Iron Bridge Project, Whittens has executed the Earthworks and Concrete Port Package, which was divided in 6 separate work fronts. This project included bulk and detailed earthworks, drainage structures, roadworks, and concrete installation works for site processing plant. The scope also included the construction of the Concentrate Diversion Pond and related drainage and spillway structure.

Following the recently completed Concentrate Handling Facility (CHF), Whittens was engaged to complete the substantial follow-on package for construction of the Concentrate Diversion Pond (CDP). A large number of Whittens team has carried over from the CHF project which saw a transition from a primarily structures scope, to a bulk earthworks scope which also includes drainage structures, roadworks, detailed earthworks, installation of underground utilities, construction of two concentrate cells and 1 lined decant pond, and concrete installation associated with the works.