Newcrest – Automated Ball Feeder


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Newcrest – Automated Ball Feeder

Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea

With a history of successful collaboration at the Lihir gold mine, working on the repair of HFO storage tanks TK01 and TK02, we were pleased to partner with Newcrest again for these improvement works to the mine’s gold processing plant. Walz was engaged to carry out the SMP and Electrical and Instrumentation works associated with upgrading three of the automated feeders on the existing ball mills at the plant.

Our scope included installation of structural steel and mechanical components (storage bin, air multipliers, feed tubes, hoists, magnets, discharge hoppers, feed launders and head box). We also performed the associated piping works required to upgrade the ball feeders. The Electrical and Instrumentation works were carried out by a specialist contractor from Australia, selected and engaged by us. We mobilised some of our plant and equipment to Lihir from Gladstone to assist with these works.

Having carried out several projects in Lihir, we recognise the importance of community engagement and always seek to engage local labour hire and subcontractors whenever we work on the island.