Sedgman was selected by Atlas Iron to provide front end engineering design (FEED) for the Utah Point Expansion Overland Conveyor Project.
Working collaboratively with Atlas from the start of design definition ensured a well-developed common understanding of project requirements and provided opportunity for value engineering and options review.
Atlas’s requirements were captured in the design definition phase and transferred efficiently to the development of drawings, specifications and procurement data to maintain project schedule.
Recognising that overland conveyor design required a specialist skill set and expert level of understanding of materials handling design, Sedgman devoted our strongest in-house iron ore material handling engineers to the task. Our commitment to Safety in Design also supported Atlas’s insistence on all its mine sites achieving the highest long term level of safety performance to ensure long term security of all personnel.
While developing the concept design, Sedgman ensured the documentation produced enabled seamless and efficient transition into detailed design.
During the FEED, Sedgman undertook preliminary designs suitable to achieve ±30% capital cost estimate. The initial focus in collaboration with Atlas was on design definition and value engineering and this included an evaluation of all Atlassupplied existing information and a site visit to review conditions and proposed plant layout. Most key technical decisions and concept setting were made in consultation with Atlas’ project team during the FEED and as the Safety in Design process was progressed.