FMG Solomon Spur Lot 8

Client: Fortescue Metals Group
Location: North West, WA
Start Date: September 2011
End Date: October 2012
Value: $70 million

The project is part of FMG's T155 Solomon Rail Expansion Project which comprises the development of new iron ore mines at deposits known as Firetail and Kings on Greenfield sites approximately 60km north of Tom Price, in addition to capacity upgrades at the existing Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mines.

Brierty was contracted to complete the construction of the 27km Firetail Rail Loop formation which involved extensive earthworks, roadwork's and drainage for Lot 8 of FMG's Solomon Spur expansion project.

Works included:

  • Bulk earthworks;
  • Fabrication and installation of CSP culverts;
  • Storm water scour protection rock fill;
  • Construction of 28km of rail maintenance track; and
  • Site rehabilitation.