Sino Iron Project

Customer: CITIC Pacific
GS-Hydro solution: Hydraulic piping solutions for Sino Iron mining project in Australia
Year: 2012
Segment: Industries & Utilities

China is making a multi-billion dollar investment in Western Australia’s Sino Iron project in order to help secure a reliable source of iron ore for its growing economy. Modern approach to large-scale downstream processing enables production of iron ore out of magnetite. GS-Hydro’s piping solutions consisted of high-pressure lubrication piping connecting the hydraulic power units to the gear units in the mills. Project delivery included engineering, prefabrication, supervision, pipe painting, system testing and material supply.

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Cleanliness as an advantage in non-welded piping

After crushing, the ore is fed to giant mill lines. With only water added, the milling, separation and concentrating processes are relatively environmentally friendly. GS-Hydro’s technology and expertise was chosen for the high-pressure lubrication piping connecting the hydraulic power units to the gear units in the mills. The non-welded piping solution appealed to the customer since workshop prefabrication of the piping assured intrinsic cleanliness of the piping during installation.

Non-welded engineering expertise supplied from China

GS-Hydro won the piping contract from Hong Kong-based CITIC Pacific based on past references for demanding applications in remote locations, as well as having all the required material classification approvals. The piping package supplied by GS-Hydro China included engineering, prefabrication, supervision, pipe painting and system testing, as well as supply of the needed materials. Altogether, the project will demand 24 kilometers of piping, with diameters up to 272 mm. At capacity, six of the enormous mill lines, each rated at 44 MW, will be producing 24 million tons of high quality iron concentrate, annually.