Deslimes Cyclone Distributors Fabrication & Installation – BHP Billiton Nickel West MKO

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Client BHP Billiton
Location Mount Keith Operations (MKO)
Job Title Deslimes Cyclone Distributors Fabrication & Installation
Project Value $0.5M to $1.0M
Service Capital Works & Upgrades, Maintenance Shutdowns & Outages, General Welding & Fabrication
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Scope of Work

Fabrication: Assist with design review, drafting, complete fabrication, non-destructive testing, rubber lining and surface treatment of 6 x Cyclone distributors.

Our client’s time line was reasonably short as these units were a substantial process improvement and required to be installed onsite during a planned outage period.

All six cyclones were packaged for transport to site ex works Henderson as per agreed delivery schedule.

Installation:  Install 6 x Deslimes Cyclones onsite at MKO after completion of fabrication in our Henderson workshop. Installation was to take a maximum of 14 days.

Project Resourcing

Fabrication:  Workshop personnel included Coded Welders and Boilermakers. The support team included Project Management, Quality Management, Project Engineering and Project Supervisor.

Installation:  Onsite Installation crew included Coded Welders, Boilermakers, Advanced Rigger and Mechanical Fitters.  The support team included Project Management, Site Superintendent, and the Project Supervisor.

Project Achievements

  • Approx. 2500 hours incident and accident free
  • Project completed on time, on budget and without incident or accident
  • Liaise with the client to ensure Manufacturers data report contained the information required for future reference including as built information and drawing updates
  • APMSGroup coordinated onsite permits, pre-start meetings, THA documents in line with client requirements


  • Design review and drawing approval
  • Workshop fabrication
  • Coordination and Project Management of subcontractors for rubber lining and surface treatment
  • Site installation cranage, scaffolding and rigging coordination
  • Mechanical tie ins to existing plant plus commissioning of each new unit

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