BCI – Buckland Iron Ore Mine Development – Western Australia - Project Profile
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BC Iron Ltd (BCI) is planning to undertake the construction of an iron ore mine project in Western Australia, Australia.
The project involves the construction of an eight million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) mine.
The project includes the construction of a 200km sealed haul road, a Stockyard to support approximately 20MMTPA at Cape Preston, 2 GL/year desalination plant, an administration center, a gate house and emergency response center, a mine camp, a central power house and distributed supply, a warehouse, lay down areas, a laboratory, a core farm, a distribution center and other related facilities.
Strategen and Preston Consulting Pty Ltd were appointed as environmental consultants for the project.
Snowden Mining Industry Consultants Pty Ltd, RPS Aquaterra Pty Ltd and Canadian Shipping Lines (CSL), Widenbar and Associates, Shawmac Pty Ltd, Kalium Lakes Ltd and Wyntak Pty Ltd were appointed to undertake the feasibility study for the project.
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has been appointed to provide the infrastructure cost, processing costs, throughput and recovery estimates for the study. SKM was later acquired by Jacobs Engineering.
ANZ and Gilbert &Tobin were appointed as the advisors for the project.
In November 2012, a comprehensive PFS was completed on the project.
In July 2013, the developer won the equivalent Federal Government environmental approvals for the mine and associated haulage infrastructure.
In December 2013, Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommended approval of the mine and planned haulage route.
In February 2014, IOH secured approval from the Western Australian State government.
In June 2014, IOH completed the feasibility study on the project and secured port lease agreement with the Dampier Port Authority (DPA) to develop the project.
BCI completed the road haulage optimization studies and the task of re-pricing of a number of higher value capital works packages in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has approved the Mining Proposal and Mine Closure Plan for the Buckland Project in the third quarter of 2016.
In January 2017, BCI completed the feasibility study on the project and secured primary approvals.
BCI has received necessary approvals for the project implementation.
BCI is in the process of raising funds for the project implementation. Selection of construction contractor and commencement of early works at the mine and port site are scheduled by the fourth quarter of 2017.
The project involves the construction of an 8MTPA mine 45km south of Pannawonica and 30km from Robe River's Mesa J mine in Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia.
The US$660 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a 200km sealed haul road
2. Construction of a new 20MMTPA transshipping port
3. Construction of an administration center
4. Construction of a gate house and emergency response center
5. Construction of a mine camp
6. Construction of a central power house and distributed supply