PROJECT INFRASTRUCTURE

The scalable nature of the existing ‘pit-to-port’ logistics chain can comfortably support both NRR’s Stage 1 restart plan in addition to the potential Stage 2 BFO operations and is designed to operate throughout the Northern Territory wet season.

SITE INFRASTRUCTURE

  • NRR benefits from significant prior investment (c.A$250m) in critical infrastructure:

    • Airstrip (rated for 20 seat planes)

    • Camp accommodation (200 person)

    • Offices, workshops and laydown yards

    • Water storage, bore-fields and RO plant

    • Erosion and sedimentation management structures and ponds

PROCESSING

  • NRR owns and operates all of its crushing and screening equipment and advanced processing infrastructure:

    • On-site sampling and laboratory (operated by Intertek)

    • ROM infrastructure

    • Crushing, screening and ore stacking equipment

    • 980 Loaders and excavators

HAUL ROAD

  • Approximately A$140m was invested in the construction of the road from the mine site to the Bing Bong Loadout Facility

  • The road is 171km, fully owned and sealed with dual lanes and several bridge crossings suitable for heavy haulage vehicles
    (200t payload)

PORT FACILITIES

The fully owned loading facility provides a highly functional and flexible iron ore export capability with a loading capacity of +5Mtpa, comprising a large stockyard, reclaim hoppers and conveyor system, 1,200tph ship loader wharf/berth and associated offices and workshop. An ISO certified automatic sampler takes regular samples for each barge and an onsite laboratory provides quick
assay turnaround.

MARINE OPERATIONS

NRR owns its own fleet of tug and barge equipment capable of transhipping 2.5-3Mtpa of iron ore. Ore is loaded onto the overland conveyor from stockpiles where it is transferred to a telescopic, radial barge loader.

 

Barges are unloaded by grab-capable vessels with average capacity of 55,000t to 65,000t

NATHAN RIVER RESOURCES