GAC Bauxite Mining
The project involved clearing and grubbing over 15 hectares, along with topsoil stripping, stockpiling, and stockpile profiling. It also required the design, construction, and maintenance of surface drainage structures, including the earthworks necessary for storm water control, ensuring compliance with environmental discharge limits. Specific earthworks for the crusher included final grading and drainage, preparation of the hardstand area, and detailed earthworks required for the foundations, buried services, and bunded areas. These were essential for the effective and efficient operation and maintenance of the crusher.
A complete mine management team was mobilized, consisting of a mining manager, mine operation manager, maintenance manager, planner, administrator, procurement and logistics manager, quality manager, and an HSE team.
Additionally, comprehensive operation teams were deployed, ranging from superintendents and supervisors to operators, for drill and blast, crushing, and transport operations.
The team mobilized a range of mining plants and equipment, which included drill and blast equipment as well as crushing machines. Additionally, they utilized a diverse fleet of earthworks equipment comprising CAT DR7 to DR9 bulldozers, CAT 330 to CAT 345 excavators, various road graders, compactors, front-end loaders, articulated dump trucks (ADTs), and tipper trucks.
Bauxite is a crucial part of aluminium production. Aluminium goes on to be one of the most important metals in the world, used in making aircraft, cars, and appliances. Beyond this, aluminium is a core part of wind turbines and solar panel arrays. Countless other vital industries rely on aluminium to function. We’re proud to be a part of contributing towards this, and helping GAC provide the key materials the world needs for its continued development.