Mining

FIRM Construction is a well established remote, regional and country building specialist.

We ensure a permanent site presence for regional construction, mining and industrial construction projects.  We operate mine certified vehicles, storage facilities and other mobile plants. This enables us to work efficiently and effectively to deliver high-quality projects in remote locations.

FIRM Construction is a certified Category 3 contractor for Rio Tinto.
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Perth Core Library

FIRM Construction constructed Australia’s biggest drill core facility.

Client: Department of Mines and Petroleum
Contract Scope: New build
Location: Perth metropolitan area (Carlisle)
Completion Date: 2016

Description: FIRM Construction was engaged in the construction of Australia’s biggest drill core facility – works include the demolition of existing structures that contained hazardous materials (asbestos).

The newly built facility consists of a brand new and extended core library storage area; new concrete core viewing area; office and kitchen spaces, along with its fit-outs; staff facilities; and the installation of new fire tanks, pumps and enclosures.

The highly intricate storage fit-out includes 120-bays of pallet racking, at a staggering 11-levels high, core viewing tables and a specialised conveyor system.

Our delivery team reached practical completion two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Trip Services Facility – Cape Lambert

FIRM has delivered the Locomotive Trip Services and refuelling facility to the Rio Tinto Cape Lambert facility. Works include, construction of Locomotive shed, installation of 8 Diesel fuel tanks, pipe reticulation, pipe bridge, oily water separator, water treatment and tailing ponds.

Project was completed on time while maintaining FIRM’s impeccable safety record with zero LTIs.

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Railway Yard Lighting – RioTinto – Cape Lambert

FIRM has installed the RioTinto’s Cape Lambert Rail yard lighting. Works included trenching and installation of power conduits throughout the site.

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Railway Switching – RioTinto – Cape Lambert

FIRM Construstion is providing technical construction services for the installation of railway switching and cabling for RioTinto’s Rail Extension progrm of work at Cape Lambert , Western Australia.

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Hydrocarbon and Fuel farm – Cape Lambert

FIRM has delivered the Locomotive Trip Services and refuelling facility to the RioTinto Cape Lambert facility. Works include, construction of Locomotive shed, installation of 8 Diesel fuel tanks, pipe reticulation, pipe bridge, oily water separator, water treatment and tailing ponds.

Project was completed on time while maintaining FIRM’s impeccable safety record with zero LTIs.

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Flash Butt Welding Facility

The $18M construction project included civil works, concrete footings and construction of amenities, control rooms and operational facilities. The 750 m long site commenced in June 2011 and was completed in August 2012.

This computerised facility produces Australia’s longest rail strings at 400m. Automated unloading of stock lengths are stacked and fed into the welding plant. Once welded into the longer lengths, 28 gantry cranes load them onto specialised rail carriages for distribution throughout the Riotinto Iron Ore rail network.

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Rail Operations Building – Rio Tinto Cape Lambert

The project was completed in November 2012. Works consisted of civil and in ground services, construction of the office building, workshop and vehicle parking. Integrating into the building structure, FIRM Construction completed the office fitout and workstation installation meeting RioTinto’s new office standard.

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Inground and civil works

FIRM Construction is providing ongoing services installation to the Rio Tinto Cape Lambert rail facility. Civil works include development of water treatment ponds, oily water separator and inground trenching for power, water, sewage, fire and fibre optics.

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EPCM Accommodation

FIRM has successfully completed the design and construction of Calbre’s site offices at Cape Lambert including all services. Includes module transportable buildings, guardhouses and toilets over three sites.