RTO Fuel Facility at 6 mile Fuel Facility Dampier

CDMS provided civil, structural and mechanical engineering design and detailing services for a new heavy and light vehicle refuelling facility for Rio Tinto at 6 Mile Fuel Facility Dampier, Western Australia.

Our team provided preliminary design and general arrangement layout drawings for the facility. Additionally, giving recommendations to the client for possible changes to the proposed layout. Which ensured the design would be most efficient to fit in with the client’s needs. Once the preliminary design and key changes were approved, CDMS finalised the engineering design calculations and produced engineering design drawings for the contractor.

Designs were required to comply with the all the relevant regulatory and Australian standards including Rio Tinto Iron Ore project specifications.

For further details on Fuel Handling & Storage design services please contact the CDMS team on (+61 8) 9421 9060 or email us at info@cdmsengineering.com.


Project Brief

RTO Fuel Facility at 6 mile Fuel Facility Dampier

Outcome

  • Installation of an existing 110kL Diesel Tank and design of new concrete footings
  • Design of vehicle pavement slabs and bunded area
  • Design of piping, buried services and pumping layout for the new facility

Background

Rio Tinto is a global mining and metals company working in more than 40 countries. The existing fuel facility at 7 Mile which serviced trucks and small vehicles was becoming too congested. Causing increased safety risks. A new facility at 6 Mile was proposed to be designed and constructed to resolve the issues at 7 Mile. GE Group Australia, a West Australian construction company, provided the engineering and design services for the project with CDMS.

Project Objectives

The construction of a new refuelling facility at 6 Mile, Dampier for Rio Tinto to relieve congestion and safety risks at existing fuel facility at 7 Mile. The new facility included a existing 110kL Diesel tank, vehicle slabs, and bunded area. As well as, associated mechanical piping and pumping and ac- cess walkways.

Challenges

To incorporate the use of an existing 110kL tank from another mine site into the new installations. As well as, designing the layout and arrangement of the proposed facility was a challenge.

Our Approach

The team at CDMS began working on providing a preliminary design and general arrangement layout drawings for the facility which were then sent to the client for approval. CDMS provided recommendations to the client for possible changes to come to the most elegant solution to fit the clients needs. Once the preliminary design and key changes were approved, CDMS finalised the engineering design calculations and produced engineering design drawings for the contractor.


Meetings with the client, GE Group Australia and the end user Rio Tinto Iron Ore were conducted of regular intervals. This included organising the HAZOP meetings to ensure that all the key project information was communicated effectively between all the parties involved. Designs were required to comply with the all the relevant regulatory and Australian standards, including Rio Tinto Iron Ore specifications.