Project Duration: Five days

Job Scope

Linkforce Engineering Shutdown Operations were contracted to plan and implement a safe and effective means of removing and replacing the apron feeder and other associated maintenance works as they come up.

After a careful consultation period Linkforce Engineering Shutdown Operations developed an extremely detailed Gantt and Safety Management Plan incorporating all the history from the previous Apron Feeder work.

In this instance the challenges the project faced...

Job Scope

Project requirements were to lift out and replace vibrating screen and any other works with in the area as part of scheduled shutdown maintenance plan.

Other works included.

Replace and repair all worn liners and parent metal in the oversize hood.
Replace and repair all worn liners and parent metal in the oversize chute.
Replace all dampers and springs in undersize chute.
Remove existing rubber in under size chute and replace with ceramic wear tiles
Reinstate ready for plant start up.


Location: Eastern Pilbara Mine Site

Project goal: Replace the existing vibrating grizzly and repair existing feed chute.

The primary crusher received extensive damage when an oversized boulder became lodged within the jaw crusher, and due to that piece of the plant not having a rock breaker, explosives were used to breakdown the boulder. This resulted in damaging the grizzly and also blew out the side of the feed chute.

Other associated work was also carried out with repairs to the structure includ...

Project Duration: Five days.

Job Scope

Linkforce were contracted to undertake a series of projects within the primary area of OHP1, at Area C.

Overall the project was broken up into five main areas as below:

  1. Design and fabricate custom sleigh to house winch for pulling and replacing apron feeder belt. This was fabricated offsite but installed during the shutdown.

  2. Remove and replace apron feeder

  3. Jaw crusher reline and jaw crusher feed chute structural repairs

  4. Grizzly underflow rebu...

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