Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd (KCB) was contracted by Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG) to provide field support at Christmas Creek.
Christmas Creek is FMG’s second mine site, located approximately 50 km east of Cloudbreak. Mining began in May 2009 and its ore processing facility now operates at its target capacity of approximately 18 million tonnes per annum.
KCB supervised the drilling, construction and test pumping of bores that formed part of the Christmas Creek Water Management Network. This involved production bores for dewatering, ore processing, construction and camp supply, injection bores to inject excess water back into aquifers where suitable, and monitoring bores to assess the effect of the scheme on the water table and the environment; in particular the Fortescue Marsh.