Skip to main content
Start of main content

Ultrafine Iron Recovery Project

Feasibility engineering and cost study for wet high intensity magnetic separation

  • 55

    MTPA Wet Processing Plant

  • Pilbara, Western Australia

    Pilbara, Western Australia

Optimising the recovery of ultrafine iron at a brownfield site

Situated approximately 115 kilometres (71 miles) north of Newman, located in one of the world’s premier iron ore provinces—the Pilbara region of Western Australia—is Roy Hill’s world-class Marra Mamba iron ore deposit.

Roy Hill was investigating the opportunity to further optimise the recovery of product from its processing facility. Test work showed the potential of wet high intensity magnetic separation as an effective processing technique to recover additional ultrafine iron units. Our job? Complete the feasibility engineering and cost study for the project.

We developed the project from concept to a level that confirmed feasibility, provided an accurate estimate of the capital and operating costs to support an investment decision, and delivered sufficient information to advance the project to tender. We used point cloud data and flowsheet information from the client and equipment vendors to ensure sufficient capacity of supply to the new plant, as well as operational agility.  With this information in hand, Roy Hill was able to make an informed decision to better optimise their Marra Mamba site mine. 

Following this project, Stantec was engaged for further debottlenecking work with the operator, involving the addition of a new desands module.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Roy Hill
Meet Our Team

Brian de Swardt, Group Leader WA, Energy & Resources

My team is driven to achieve service excellence and successful outcomes for our clients.
Brian de Swardt Group Leader WA, Energy & Resources Read More

Neville Dowson, Principal Process Engineer

I’m the guy who figures out how to turn ores into something saleable.

Brian de Swardt

Group Leader WA, Energy & Resources

Neville Dowson

Principal Process Engineer

We're better together

  • Become a client

    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

    Contact Us
  • Design your career

    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.

    Join the Team
End of main content
To top