Mining and Resources

Access Road & Temporary Construction Load Out Facility

Roy Hill Iron Infrastructure

The 55 million tonne per annum Roy Hill project is the next iron ore mining, rail & port project to be developed in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Fast Facts

Location: Port Hedland, WA

Start: September 2013

Completion: February 2014


The Roy Hill Project included a new iron ore mine at the Roy Hill deposit, a mine process plant, a standard gauge, single line heavy haul railway system from mine to port, and new port facilities at Boodarie Industrial Estate, south-west of Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Ertech managed the design and construction of a new 1,200m long access road to a temporary wharf facility. This will facilitate the unloading of large equipment and materials required in the construction of the Roy Hill project.

The scope of this project included:

  • The construction of an intersection on Utah Point Road
  • Clearing and ground improvement of the access road foundation across mangrove tidal flats
  • Supplying and installing embankment fill
  • Supplying and installing rock armour for batter protection
  • Access road pavement construction
  • Embankment foundation stabilisation with geogrids
  • Supplying and installing a new piled platform temporary construction loadout facility


The project delivered:

  • 68,000m3 of earthworks
  • 2.4km of riprap
  • 1,084m (270 tonnes) of steel sheet piling