Jimblebar mine development in Port Hedland, Australia
ALE was contracted to receive and transport 180 pre-assembled modules for the BHP Billiton Jimblebar mine development in Port Hedland. This was the largest ever transportation project to be carried out in Western Australia.
The 180 pre-assembled modules ranged in weight, up to a maximum of 350t, and were shipped to Port Hedland. ALE positioned 100 axle lines of SPMT and 160 axle lines conventional trailer to receive the modules from HL vessels, before moving the modules in convoy to a staging area 30km from the Port.
The modules were then moved, in convoys of up to seven large HL items, from the staging area to the mine site at Jimblebar. ALE co-ordinated all traffic management, police escorts and permits for the heavylift transportation for what was the largest ever transport project carried out in Western Australia. All convoys involved the complete closure of the Great Northern Highway, as a rolling roadblock procedure was used to manage the traffic during the movement to site.