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Water Engineering, Olympic Dam Expansion, SA

Water Engineering, Olympic Dam Expansion, SA

RPS was engaged to undertake the Definition Phase Water Engineering for the Olympic Dam (Project 1) Expansion for BHP Billiton. The design team was based in Adelaide and included resources from RPS’ Adelaide and Perth operations.

The scope of work delivered included:

    Safety reviews including HAZID, HAZOPS and HAZCON

    Basis of design studies including materials selection for hyper-saline groundwater conditions

    Detailed design of groundwater pumps and bore headworks

    Detailed design of saline water pipelines and storage dams

    Detailed design of Managed Aquifer Recharge system. Detailed design of various water supply systems to support mining (dust suppression water supplies)

    Haul road crossing designs

    Control philosophy documents

    Scope of works documents and technical specifications

    Project Capital estimates DFS (+/- 10%) accuracy

    Project and resource scheduling for procurement and construction activities

    Tender pricing and technical suitability reviews

    Construction (technical) and commissioning support

    Detailed design of stormwater dewatering system for 100 yr ARI (72 hr) storm event

    Drawings including Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs), Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Layout plans, Engineering Detail plans and Electrical and Communications Plans.

RPS delivered leading water resource/engineering services to a world-class mining project standard, and delivered practical and cost-effective solution from our local office.

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