Curragh Coal Handling Preparation Plant Expansion Project

3,500 tonne (approx) of CHPP structural, mechanical and piping equipment - 8 months

Client: Downer EDI Engineering Projects Pty Ltd
Location: Bowen Basin Coal Mine,30km North of Blackwater
Curragh Coal Handling Preparation Plant Expansion Project

Scope of Works

Steelink were retained to provide a complete supply chain management solution between the Australian fabricators and the Queensland mine site at Curragh, including:   

  • Development, implementation and management of the integrated materials management and tracking system via the 3d Virtual Construction Models database
  • Fabricator capability analysis and pre-qualification process
  • Fabrication management
  • Quality surveillance and schedule expediting
  • Implementation of the Bar Code tracking systems
  • Comprehensive logistics control
  • The Australian supply chain manufactured all SMP equipment for this project that included fabricators from Qld, NSW,Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia

        Detailed Service Scope

Materials Control and Tracking

The materials control, progress tracking and status verification of all SMP equipment for the Curragh Project were managed via the 3d Virtual Construction Model's Database. 

All items were bar coded & scanned into the system, which made everything traceable in seconds.

This integrated system allowed us to manage materials effortlessly with robust control.

Throughout all phases of design, shop detailing, fabrication, painting, tiling, delivery and installation all stakeholders were able to quickly view the 3d model to track and verify the status of all items at any given time.

Additionally a virtual site laydown area was created and implemented. 

Each item's barcode was recorded into the database upon delivery to site with the exact physical location coordinates also entered into the virtual lay down area.

This enabled any item to be located within seconds , saving significant time, effort and costs on site.  

Integrated Materials Management and Tracking System


Project Specifics for Curragh Coal Handling Preparation Plant Expansion Project

The CHPP generally consisted of the following:

  • CPP- Structural, approximately 1500 tonne of structural (stick) steel.
  • CPP- Plate, approximately 700 tones of plate, sumps, under-pans, and feeder chutes etc.
  • Approximately 4500 square meters of abrasive tiles.
  • CPP- Pipe –several hundred meters.
  • CHPP- Materials Handling, approximately 500 tone of conveyor gantry, chutes, GTU, head/tail frames and associated equipment.
  • CHP proprietary mechanical equipment.
  • Including grating and handrail for all areas.