Tronox, formerly Cristal Mining, extracts and processes titanium ore, zircon and other materials. They manufacture products that add brightness and durability to paints, plastics, paper and other everyday products.
Tronox is planning to commence a fourth mine in Australia called Atlas-Campaspe in the Murray Basin. Atlas-Campaspe is located 80 km north of Balranald and approximately 270 kms from Broken Hill.
Plateway provided an engineering design for the Ivanhoe Rail Siding for the terminal and mainline connection; and obtained regulatory approval for the terminal and ARTC’s approval for the connection.
Currently Plateway provides technical railway engineering services including design support, assistance with procurement, site surveillance, checking QA, operational readiness and commissioning of the siding.
As part of the procurement assistance, Plateway has integrated aerial and ground surveying capabilities to produce models of the siding to be constructed including a Digital Terrain Model and an interactive 3D model. These models have been used to produce a comprehensive virtual site tour of the siding.
On photo: Tronox Snapper Mine, photo courtesy of Tronox.