White Quartz Road Realignment

Location

Tom Price, Western Australia

Client

Rio Tinto

Contact

+61 8 6375 9100

info@bge-resources.com

White Quartz Road (WQR) is an existing access road located approximately 55km north-west of Tom Price in the Pilbara, Western Australia. WQR is the primary access road from Tom Price to Rio Tinto’s Brockman 4, Brockman, Nammuldi and Silvergrass Mines. BGER were engaged by Rio Tinto to provide the PFS to ascertain the safest and most functional route for the realignment of WQR and provide recommendations and DD for the preferred option. The SOW included +6km of new sealed access road in total, with parts of the new alignment to be staged/deferred to suit mine sequencing to provide an optimal solution, allowance for an unsealed bypass track for future oversize loads, relocation of an existing 33kV overhead power line and removal of existing 33kV and 415kV overhead power. BGER are now providing construction phase support, including project engineering, technical support and geotechnical site support.