|clients:||BHP Billiton Iron Ore|
|location:||Port Hedland, Western Australia|
Type of Construction: Single and double storey buildings
Number of Buildings: 344
Number of Rooms: 1202
In March 2009, CIMC MBS was awarded its first major supply contract in Australia. Supplying to BHP Billiton operations in Western Australia, we delivered over 1200 rooms to their first major village in Port Hedland.
The village was a design and construct which had some very unique challenges. The Village required increased acoustic insulation as the village was situated adjacent to the airport and busy rail link supplying Iron Ore to the port facilities in Port Hedland.
Situated in the north west of Australia the environmental conditions are some of the harshest in the world. Cyclonic events are a regular occurrence and the village brief was to remain operation after an event. CIMC MBS developed a single and two storey building solution that could stand up to these conditions.
The village was also developed under strict town planning conditions so the buildings needed to be robust for the end user, whilst aesthetically meeting these conditions. This was archived using painted external cladding systems rather than the traditional steel cladding.
A range of buildings were supplied to this project consisting of construction and permanent rooms, accessible units, laundries and ice rooms.
Each room had to be built to the highest standards of quality and technical specifications required by the client.
The project was delivered 7 months from award to final delivery in Port Hedland.