With a history of Operational issues, Hopper 5 had been identified by FMG as a ‘bottleneck’. Different opinions and work methodologies had been sourced from within the contracting partners, that lead to an outage duration that was unacceptable to FMG - Cloudbreak.
GRS were engaged to identify an alternative methodology and execution plan that had minimal plant downtime.
GRS then mobilised 115 personnel to execute the scope of works which encompassed:
- Replacement of CV003
- Complete removal of CV004 and transfer tower
- Removal of existing vibrating screen
- Under chutes
- Supporting steel work
Utilising the innovative and aggressive plan, GRS completed the shutdown in 8 days, the critical path of feed off to feed on was completed in 60 hours.