Ravensworth North Coal Preparation Plant
Ravensworth North NSW

CPG Resources

Structural Engineering

The Task 
Ravensworth North Coal Preparation Plant (CPP) is an existing mine and coal processing facility which has been expanded significantly to meet increased demands.  The Ravensworth North CPP upgrade included modifications to the existing preparation plant and later construction of two new modules housing the process developed by CPG Resources.  The assignment therefore was to upgrade the existing building and construct two new modules whilst ensuring the existing operations could continue.

Our Role
Lindsay Dynan worked closely with CPG Resources to not only upgrade the existing CPP, but also to add the new modules to the existing facility.  Lindsay Dynan's solution allows the plant to be successfully upgraded using modular construction on a site with limited access.

3D BIM was used extensively during the design phase to assess constructability whilst ensuring that operations could be maintained at the existing facility during the construction period.

3D BIM was utilised to ensure the constructability of the new plant, which is adjacent to the existing structure.  3D BIM was extensively utilised when simulating module cranage, erection sequencing, procurement of key items as well as safety in the construction phase.  3D BIM identified potential scheduling issues as well as possible construction and access problems at the time of design execution.  The identification of each of these factors in the design phase enabled them to be addressed prior to the preparation of documentation, resulting in significant time and cost savings for the project.