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Mbalam Iron Ore

Mbalam Iron Ore Project 
35 million
tons per annum capacity
Office: Perth, Western Australia 
Customer: Sundance Resources 
Location: Mbalam, Cameroon 
Timeframe: 2007-2008 
The WorleyParsons' scope for the Mbalam Iron Ore project is to undertake a concept study for the project development, preliminary engineering and design of a 35Mtpa mine site, export facility capable of loading up to 250,000DWT vessels, connecting railway (517km) and all associated support facilities and infrastructure required to successfully construct, commission and operate the project.  This includes:

Mine process plant, from reclaiming of the run of mine stockpile through to the train load out, including all plant and equipment, mineral processing, materials handling, bulk earthworks, civils and sire infrastructure;

  • Utilities to the mine, including power, water, access roads, and any waste streams from the mine such as any tailings or waste water;
  • Rail and rail corridor, from train loader at the mine through to car dumper at the port, locomotives and rolling stock, including any associated services and utilities such as access roads, maintenance and operating facilities, fuel, power and buildings;
  • Port facility, including all materials handling from car dumper through to ship loader(s), wharf and jetty(s), buildings, utilities and marine works; and
  • Roads from the mine to the port facility.

Key benefits included:

  • Identified and costed substantial benefits from flowsheet modifications
  • Met tight schedule
  • Application of WorleyParsons’ China-based capability
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