BHP Billiton


Kwinana Nickel Refinery (KNR)


Acid Station Upgrade

Project Value

Up to $250k


Capital Works & Upgrades, Process Pipe Fabrication & Installation, Specialised Welding & Fabrication, General Welding & Fabrication

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

Proposed platform area to lower left

Platform supports and handrail installed

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