Project Scope

In 2017 Perilya approached MCA to tender on the design supply of a shaft dewatering pump capable of pumping 1100m head at 35L/S. We were successful and had to design, engineer, procure, and install a dewatering system that can pump the shaft depth and 6KM of HDPE to the discharge point and holding tanks. ​

Surface Supported Shaft Access

The mineshaft was an old disused shaft that was full of water and had had no access for over 20 years so we were unaware of the condition.  We used oil well casing as the pipe string self-supported by a chairing platform on the surface, so this enabled all work to be completed from the shaft surface brace removing any need to access the shaft.​

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Year: 2017

Client, Project, Location:
Perilya, North Mine Dewatering, Broken Hill NSW

Contact Type: Fixed Price

Role: Head

Contract Value: $3.5 million PA

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