Mine Infrastructure Design
Fraser-Lever’s extensive service portfolio and customised design solutions cover all phases of a mine’s life cycle with our services tailored to meet each site’s unique business challenges.
We have extensive experience in our mine infrastructure designs for both green and brownfield sites, collaborating closely with our clients to build the right solutions for their projects.
Our experienced mining consultations and engineers work to determine the optimal arrangement between plant and infrastructure to achieve a safe and efficient workplace that will boost both performance and productivity.
We determine the most effective design for constructability and cost for:
Haul Road Design
Fuel Farm Design
Rail Crossing, Loop & Train Load Out Design
Mine Workshop Design
Plant Structural Design
Water Fill Points
Wash Down Pads
Get Design Solutions To Improve Performance
We consider all aspects of the layout including civils, hydrology, access, light and heavy vehicle roads and workshop and office structures to ensure we achieve a fully functional site that is economical to construct.
Reduce the likelihood of high vehicle hazard and promote efficiency and safety with effective haul road design. Our specialist mining engineers are experienced in primary and secondary haul road construction for the movement of mobile plant, overburden and waste material, as well as pit, bench and dump roads.
Primary and secondary access roads design is also a speciality where the advancement of the pit or mining requires access roads to be used for other carefully planned purposes to promote site efficiency and productivity.
Fuel farms need to be correctly sized to ensure a secure supply of diesel to power operations. Fraser-Lever engineers have the experience to specify the correct system taking into account the current refueling technologies and overall site efficiency.
Rail infrastructure design is crucial in mining operations for an effective, economically viable transport option to unlock untapped deposits or revitalise existing mines. Fraser-Lever mining engineer consultants are renowned for their rail link work, including rail crossing design and rail loop designs.
We also specialise in design for enhanced reliability and efficiency of the train load-out process for improved capacity, profitability and safety.
Mine Workshop Design
Every mine workshop has a different purpose and length of time it's required to shelter and protect valuable equipment and vital workspaces. Fraser-Lever has experienced mine infrastructure designers who understand the importance of tailoring solutions that consider usage time, mobility, comfort and environmental factors.
Plant Structural Design
Our engineers bring extensive experience in providing structural designs and layouts for mine sites including mining infrastructure areas, processing plants and all other supporting structures such as access ways, platforms, ladders and stairways.
All of the designs we develop and certify are completed to Australian standards. Where required certification to international standards (ISO, IEPNG) is also possible.
Our 4-Step Delivery Process
Our engineers follow a 4-step delivery process to ensure our feasibility and scoping work, design, delivery and verification processes provide a positive impact on our clients’ bottom line.
The extent of services provided depends on client requirements and can include: design and specification only; design, specification and supervision; through to full Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM).
Projects include: scoping studies, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, new projects, plant modifications and upgrades and plant relocation, special purpose machinery design, infrastructure and environmental designs.
Case Study – Peak Downs Mine
Thiess engaged Fraser-Lever to deliver the MIA design for Peak Downs mine in 2018. As part of this project, Fraser-Lever was responsible for the architectural design, concrete design, steelwork design and all inspections.
Fraser-Lever successfully delivered the following as per the client requirements:
1x 4-Bay ultraclass workshop
2x Modular ultraclass jacking slabs
2x Maintenance workshops (tyre bay, boilermaker bay)
All piping relating to lubrication and water services
Project management/ control - site-based role
Approximate Value: AUD $12 Million