TROPICANA GOLD MINE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
LINER INSERT PROJECT
CLIENT: DAVIES WEAR PLATE SYSTEMS
SCOPE OF WORKS
Austline Fabrications was awarded the fabrication and final delivery of two Hopper Liner Buckets by Davies Wear Plate Systems for the end client Tropicana Gold Mine. Austline successfully fabricated the buckets to protect their existing assembly.
FABRICATION PROCESS & TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Austline used specialised welding tradesmen to prepare and assemble free issue 20mm thick 450 BisPlate liner buckets. The welders used flux core welding with an extremely close tolerance to fit the existing unit on site. The finished assembled product weighed 8.5 tonnes per bucket. All materials were welded and prepared at TFG’s purpose build factory and assembled with all critical welds NDT tested.
The final fabricated buckets were loaded onto transport vehicles and delivered on time and under budget to the remote site in Central Western Australia. The buckets were craned into position by Davies Wear Plate Systems and were fitted within the end client’s specifications. Production resumed without delay.