Crib Leach

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A major new project by MECHVAC to design and install a turnkey Crib Leaching Facility at Bureau Veritas has just been completed. MECHVAC were engaged by Bureau Veritas to design and install this facility from the concept design stage. The crib steel work components and associated platforms, tanks and pipework were manufactured at MECHVAC’s Pooraka workshop.

The project was a full test of MECHVAC’s capabilities in turnkey project delivery. The contract included project management of a building extension to house the facility and then the manufacture and installation of the Leach Crib facility, pipework and plant services. Extensive use was made of super duplex stainless steel construction.

Mechvac delivered the project under considerable time pressure safely, on budget and to design, an achievement given the time constraints. Final commissioning and hand-over of the facility was completed only two weeks behind schedule. The project was well executed and we are happy with the quality and finish of the facility, both with the manufactured products and plant fit-out.

Bureau Veritas Minerals


  • Large scale pilot plant to test feasibility of Olympic Dam future expansions
  • Turnkey project delivery
  • In full on time delivery
  • On budget, no cost overruns
  • Zero lost time injuries
  • Less than 0.5% non-conformances

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