Acid Station Upgrade – BHP Billiton Nickel West KNR

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Client BHP Billiton
Location Kwinana Nickel Refinery (KNR)
Job Title Acid Station Upgrade
Project Value Up to $250k
Service Capital Works & Upgrades, Process Pipe Fabrication & Installation, Specialised Welding & Fabrication, General Welding & Fabrication
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Scope of Work

Install a new platform, Acid Station, Xanthate, Frother and Instrument air system into the plant without interrupting process operations.

Project Resourcing

The project work was carried out onsite by the APMS Group shutdown management and execution team

Project Achievements

  • No recordable incidents or injuries = zero harm
  • Project delivered on time and on budget


  • Install Tie in Isolations during shutdown period
  • Liaise with scaffold team for a working platform above a operational process tank
  • Remove old grid mesh and redundant steelwork
  • Install new platform and grid mesh
  • Install Acid Station and components
  • Install New Safety shower
  • Commission process componentry

Project Images

Proposed platform area to lower left


Platform supports and handrail installed

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New flooring handrails kick plates with Xanthate Frother Instrument Air Acid Station


Acid Cabinet ready for commissioning


New safety shower and dropped object protection


Completed install ready for commissioning