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Argyle Diamonds U/G Expansion

Client:       Rio Tinto Limited

Location:   Kimberley Region, Western Australia

Status:      Completed December 2008

Project Scope

RSV Australia, in a joint venture with Maunsell AECOM, was appointed by Rio Tinto Ltd to carry out detailed engineering design on the greenfields Argyle Diamonds Underground Expansion Project. The venture was known as MRJV and resources were sourced from around Australia and South Africa. 

The scope of the project included detailed engineering design of all surface and underground services and infrastructure required for the exploitation of the 10Mtpa Argyle Diamonds underground block cave mine. RSV Australia's services included Project Management and Design; Cost Control and Change Management; Estimate Development; Control Budget Estimate Review; Value Engineering and Opportunity Analysis; Material Handling Systems - Underground and Surface; Life of Mine Dewatering System, Mine Development Pumping System; Underground Crushing Stations; Extraction Level Tipples and all utilities; Underground Workshops and Service Facilities; Surface and Underground HV & LV Power Reticulation; Process Control and Automation; Mine Surface Power Stations and Switch Yard Expansion; Procurement of all infrastructure equipment; Construction Field Engineering Support; and Site Construction Support.

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