SFI Australia is pleased to announce our most recent partnership with CPB Contractors, supporting the BHP Port Hedland, WA debottlenecking project at Nelson Point.
Works on the site commenced earlier this year and conclude in 2023.
SFI partnered on the project as a full-service supply partner for tools and equipment. SFI has strong partnership ties with BHP, including the BHP Olympic Dam project in South Australia, and other site shutdowns and turnarounds, using our strategic reach and capacity to deliver turnkey solutions.
This project in Port Hedland builds on SFI’s experience as a full-service supply partner, delivering tools stores to location and helping with cost certainty and security of supply.
“As a full-service tools and logistics solutions partner, we’re pleased to be supporting CPB Contractors and BHP on this project as we work to delivering Zero Downtime and continue our long-term partnership with BHP”.
Brad Thomas, GM SFI Australia.
About the project
The Port Hedland Debottlenecking is an SMPE&I (Structural, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical and Instrumentation) project.
This type of shutdown is designed to identify areas or equipment that may be limiting or restricting workflow, with a goal to optimise operations so that the overall capacity of the site can be increased. This is a critical activity and a major investment with significant impact to operations.
As the site is approaching capacity, the aim is to create a smoother overall operation of the site and increase capacity. With over 500 personnel on-site, this longer-term project is critical to continuing operation of the site.
A multi-faceted project, SFI Australia are partnering as the full-service supply company, offering turnkey logistics, tools, equipment, and industrial supplies.
Furthermore, SFI will be providing fully equipped Tool Stores with various tooling, consumables and charging stations to further increase productivity. Equipped with SFI’s patented Monitor logistics management system provides tracking and oversight of all tool and equipment use.
This project encompasses 7 shutdowns across the lifespan of the project. The project is a greenfield construction combined with brownfield activities to be completed in staged upgrades. This means that new structures (greenfield) are being developed, adding to the infrastructure of the site, while the project also encompasses building over previously existing structures (brownfield) to better optimise them for the project.
This project is designed to create greater accessibility for deliveries, machinery, and workers, increase the capacity and revitalise existing infrastructure.
SFI Australia are proud to be the provider of three onsite temporary store facilities, tools, equipment, and industrial supplies, including consumables, and support and logistics.
With our national network and strategic reach, we provide commercial control and security of supply with greater oversight thanks to our Monitor logistics management system.
The partnership for the project was done with the SFI Australia WA team, with West Australia Operations Manager Mike Sheppard, National Head of Sales, Adrian Byrne, and Customer Solutions Manager Steve Dolan working tirelessly to secure the needs and address the pain points and solution for CPB.
This project further cements SFI Australia’s commitment to the west, and to achieving Zero Downtime through customer focused solutions.
The project is set to be complete by February 2023.
SFI Australia are the industry-leader in the industrial shutdowns, turnarounds and outages supporting the mining, energy and construction industry. Established in 1977 and employing over 70 staff.