Osmoflo has been awarded the contract for the delivery and long term operation of a major desalination plant for Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd. Against tough international competition, and after an extensive process, the company was ultimately successful by providing the best overall value to their client and demonstrating the capability to deliver the project as a whole.
Roy Hill is a world-class integrated iron ore mining, rail and port operation located approximately 115 kilometres north of Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. With its integrated facilities, Roy Hill has the capacity to deliver 55Mt per annum of iron ore, making it one of the world’s major resource based operations and one of the largest mining operations in the Pilbara.
The EPC contract involves the delivery of a desalination and blended water treatment plant at the Roy Hill mine site with capacity up to 20 MLD. The plant will treat water on site to make it suitable for use in mining processes. In addition, Osmoflo will also provide the subsequent operations and maintenance of the plant for the life of the mine; expected to be in excess of 20 years.
“Osmoflo will provide a critical and secure water source for our Roy Hill mine, ensuring operations can continue well into the future”said Senior Project Manager, Jim Turner at Roy Hill.
The contract award is an excellent example of how Australian companies can come together in a mutually beneficial relationship towards the overall good of Australian Industry and wider community. Through this award, Osmoflo has demonstrated its continued strength and world class expertise as a leading water technology provider. It also illustrates Osmoflo’s ability to provide the highest levels of plant reliability and availability for ‘mission critical’ water treatment facilities, no matter how remote or isolated they are.
Osmoflo currently supports the ongoing operation and maintenance of close to 100 sites globally. Its operation and maintenance services are underpinned by over 25 years’ of experience and technological innovations. This includes its proprietary remote monitoring and control system PlantConnect that allows Osmoflo engineers to pro-actively manage company or customer owned assets, located anywhere across the world and to provide invaluable 24-7 support to local operational resources. Osmoflo’s management systems have also allowed the company to maintain an excellent track record on occupational, health, safety and environmental management performance, routinely exceeding Industry benchmarks.
Fabrication of the 20 MLD brackish water reverse osmosis plant and associated equipment for Roy Hill will take place at Osmoflo’s manufacturing facility in South Australia. The plant will then be transported over 3,400km to the Roy Hill site with the project scheduled for completion by January, 2019. More than one hundred personnel will be utilised around Australia for the combined EPC and operation & maintenance contracts.
“This is a key milestone in our history and reaffirms our strength in the Australian market as we focus on International growth”’ said Ajay Jaggi, General Manager, Sales at Osmoflo. ”As one of the largest plants we have delivered to the mining sector, and with the O&M contract potentially extending to 20+ years, it is a significant success that demonstrates not only our proficiency to provide complete project solutions, but our ability to provide quality, reliable long term operations in a highly competitive international market.”