Current Projects

Project

Paraburdoo and Channar Rehab

Client

Rio Tinto

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$5M

At RTIOs Paraburdoo/Channar mine Eastern Guruma were awarded a rehabilitation project covering a disused mine waste dump, a demolished village and a decommissioned landfill dump.  The project included 130,000m3 of material moved with Dozers to reshape the waste dump and Load & Haul of 276,000m3 of capping for the landfill.  The three areas were ripped, topsoil applied and then seeded using a dozer mounted seeder. In total over 25 HA was topsoiled and seeded.

Project

Solomon Surface Water Management

Client

Fortescue Metals Group

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$2M+

At FMG Solomon Eastern Guruma and our JV Partner, Wirlu-Murra, were awarded a culvert install contract. The project consisted of installation of almost 700m of CSP culverts in new mine haul roads between the exiting Solomon mine and new areas at Fredrick’s Pit.

The work was done under tight time pressure to stay ahead of road construction and compete all works before the wet season.

Project

Marandoo SWFSF Early Works

Client

Rio Tinto

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$8M

Eastern Guruma were awarded this early works package as part of the construction of a new Waste Fines Storage Facility at Rio Tinto’s Marandoo mine. Eastern Guruma’s scope consisted of clearing and grubbing and topsoil removal of large areas prior to mobe of follow on contractors, road construction, drainage culvert install (CSP), general site earthworks, sealing and asphalt. At peak the project had 40+ personnel.

Project

Nammuldi Road Sealing

Client

Rio Tinto

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$3.2M

At Rio Tinto’s Nammuldi minesite Eastern Guruma were awarded this package of road upgrades and sealing.
The project was for the upgrade of existing pavements and then sealing. Eastern Guruma constructed cement stabilised & natural basecourse pavement before spray sealing approximately 55,000m2 of spray seal and asphalting 10,000m2.
The areas to be upgraded and sealed were spread around site consisting of car parks, access roads to NPI areas such as workshops & labs, ANFO facility and a warehouse yard. The works were done under traffic management to minimise disruption to users.

Project

Jerriwah Village Construction Works

Client

Rio Tinto

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$8.2 million

Eastern Guruma have established a joint venture with McNally Group, to undertake construction works for the upgrade of Jerriwah Village facilities at Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass Mine. This partnership will create traineeships for Aboriginal people within the construction industry, over the course of design and construction works, of on-site accommodation units and other adjoining camp facilities.

Project

Tom Price, Marandoo, Western Turner and Paraburdoo – Cleaning and Maintenance

Client

Rio Tinto

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$34 million

Pilbara Aboriginal Investments (PAI) is contracted by Rio Tinto to provide cleaning and grounds maintenance services for four large mine sites, namely Tom Price, Marandoo, Western Turner and Paraburdoo. Providing employment for 46 employees, the focus of this project is to increase Aboriginal employment and professional development over the five year contract period. Further opportunities for local work will be provided through the Paraburdoo store.

Project

RC Grade Control and Hydrogeological Borefield Drilling Services

Client

Fortescue Metals Group

Location

Western Australia

Value

$34 million

Eastern Guruma alongside JSW, were awarded a contract for RC Grade Control and Hydrogeological Borefield Drilling Services. This prestigious project for Fortescue Metals Group operates across Solomon, Christmas Creek and Cloudbreak Mines. Works completed through this joint venture has successfully trained local Aboriginal trainees to become qualified drillers.

Project

Western Turner Syncline – Stage 2 Mining Services

Client

Brierty / Rio Tinto

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$300 million

Eastern Guruma is to provide mining services to the Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 Project. The large scope of works involves mining services, ore haulage, haul road design and construction, and non-process infrastructure works.

Project

Solomon Kangi Camp Landscaping

Client

Fortescue Metals Group

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$3 million

Eastern Guruma is to complete landscaping services for Kangi Camp at Fortescue Metal Group’s Soloman Mine.

Project

Solomon Mine – Telecommunications Maintenance

Client

Fortescue Metals Group

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$0.5 million

­Eastern Guruma, Visionstream Australia and Fortesuce Metals Group, partnered to train, mentor, educate and develop a husband and wife team (Ken and Jocelyn Hughes) to become qualified telecommunications technicians. Ken and Jocelyn were awarded their Certificate III in Telecommunications in 2014, and have been accredited as fibre optic technicians. Ken and Jocelyn were contracted by Fortescue Metals Group to provide telecommunications maintenance services across Fortescue Metal Group’s networks, based at the Solomon Mine.

Project

Western Turner Syncline 2

Client

Brierty / Rio Tinto Iron Ore

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

$AU300 Million

Eastern Guruma has been contracted to provide mining services to Brierty for ongoing mining works at Western Turner Syncline 2.

Project

Solomon Mine Resource Development

Client

Fortescue Metals Group

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

AU$15 Million

As an extension of the Eastern Guruma and Wirlu-Murra Yindjibarndi Contracting Joint Venture Road Maintenance contract, this Project increases the scope of operations at the Solomon mine to include drill pad preparation and associated earthworks. Expansion works will include drill pad construction, the establishment and maintenance of access roads, drills sampling and rehabilitation works.

Project

Solomon Mine – Road Maintenance

Client

Fortescue Metals Group

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

AU$15 Million

Eastern Guruma and Wirlu-Murra Yindjibarndi Contracting entered into a joint venture in 2013 to provide road maintenance services to the Solomon Hub. Located North of Tom Price, works provided include haul and service road construction/maintenance, park up areas, fuel farm preparation and firebreaks.

Project

Solomon Kangi Camp – Grounds Maintenance

Client

Fortescue Metals Group

Location

Pilbara, Western Australia

Value

AU$3 Million

Eastern Guruma was awarded design and construct landscaping for the Solomon Mine Kangi Camp in 2013. Initial works required earthworks and landscaping for camp recreation areas and surrounds. Our landscaping team is now responsible for providing ongoing maintenance of camp grounds and surrounding areas at Solomon Mine upon request. Ground maintenance services include lawns, trees and gardens; irrigation, drainage and waste management; and firebreaks around communication towers.