Birla Nifty Operation Upgrade

Award Date

January 2007

Project Type


Project Manager

Phil Pattinson


Aditya Birla Minerals Limited (ASX:ABY)


Located in the Great Sandy Desert region of the East Pilbara in Western Australia, approximately 350 km east of Port Hedland.

Scope of Work

GR Engineering was appointed by Aditya Birla Minerals to provide engineering, design, procurement, construction and commissioning on a number of small projects within the concentrate plant at their Nifty Copper Operations. GR Engineering also provided capital estimates on a number of potential future works. GR Engineering has successfully completed the following:

  • Larox concentrate filter unit
  • Flotation circuit de-bottlenecking
  • Final concentrate screen and hopper facility
  • Potable water chiller system complete with safety shower
  • circuitry pipework
  • Skim air facility
  • Regrind decommissioning report
  • Xanthate distribution system
  • Caustic distribution system
  • water circuit improvements
  • Heap leach crusher refurbishment
  • Reagents storage facilities
  • Pebble crusher completions work
  • Regrind decommissioning works