Australian crane hire, heavy haulage, and special projects provider Tutt-Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift are engaged in lifting structural steel at the South Flank iron ore deposit in Western Australia.
Tutt-Bryant is using its 127-tonne capacity Link-Belt TCC-1400 telescopic crawler crane to build mining infrastructure for BHP, an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum company headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The iron ore deposit is 16 miles long and the Link-Belt TCC-1400 will be on-site for around 12 months helping construct the mining infrastructure. The mining project is valued at $2.9 billion USD ($3.8 billion AUD) and scheduled for running operation by 2021.
The Link-Belt TCC-1400 was shipped to Sydney from Singapore through its parent company Tat Hong, along with two additional 90-tonne Link-Belt TCC-1100 telescopic crawler cranes. The Link-Belt TCC-1100 was then transferred from Sydney to Perth and then on to the site.
“The availability of the Link-Belt TCC-1400 was a factor,” said Malcom Smith, national operations manager for Tutt-Bryant. “It was a stock machine and we had a requirement for a specific machine with that sort of boom length [12.92 – 59.5 metres] for BHP at South Flank.”