The Rydges Iron Ore Project is situated in the far north of Western Australia, 165 kilometres south of Wyndham. The Project is owned by Kimberley Metals Group (KMG) and commenced shipping iron ore in 2011 from its private loading facility in Wyndham.
After further successful exploration, and the potential of a new beneficiation plant to process lower grade ore, Rydges Iron Ore and Habrok JV has extended the mine life and recommenced mining and shipping operations in 2019. The barge loading facility has shipped since construction more than 7 million tonnes of iron ore.
Scope of Work
During the initial project development, TSA, was contracted by KMG to undertake all project management of the design, construction and installation of the barge loading facility and all navigational aids and cyclone moorings. TSA also oversaw all barge construction, tug procurement and arranged their mobilisation to site and readiness for start-up.
Once in operating phase, TSA was the primary contractor responsible for all barge loading, transhipping, and ship loading operations. All marine activities were conducted and managed by TSA including tug operation and maintenance, tug and barge loading operations, pilotage and ship loading.
TSA’s proven experience, safe performance and efficient operations in Wyndham, earnt it a positive reputation with the relevant port authorities and with the Client. This demonstrated capability put TSA in good stead to again partner with Rydges Iron Ore once shipping operations recommenced.