Alcan Grove – Transfer Station TS6-10 Dust Handling System

Rio Tinto’s Alcan Gove operations are located on the Gove Peninsular in northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Our client identified that the plant was experiencing product loss and dust emissions at a juncture of two conveyors transporting ore to the harbour. The dust emission issues were due to inefficiencies within the transfer station. Walz Group was engaged to upgrade the export conveyor system and transfer station to achieve a targeted reduction in visible dust generation of 85%.

Our scope comprised the installation of all structural, mechanical, and piping elements of a new dust handling system. The works included:

  • Roof modifications
  • New compressor house
  • Low pressure air system
  • Compressed sir system
  • Dust collector (bag house) and associated ducting
  • Load station and associated return air slides
  • Head chute