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The development of a coal perpetration plant was undertaken by Xstrata Coal in an alliance with Downer Engineering. A critical factor in the daily operation for the coal preparation plant with be the two stackers for two grades of product.

We had previously completed a similar design for the supply of 10 machines to Xstrata. Design rate = 3000tph belt speed of 5.6m/s. therefore a complete redesign was required.

Qfactor’ team lead the development and execution of the project as Head Contractor Program Director/delivery team.

Design for the design project the team consisted of:

  • 1 x Lead designer
  • 8 x Engineers,
  • 10 x Drafters
  • 1 x PLC/SCADA designers
  • 1 x Rail Engineer

Construction for the Construction project the team will consist of:

  • 1 x Project Manager
  • 1 x Construction Engineer
  • 2 x Fabrication contractors
  • 1 x Erection contractor
  • 7 x Functional Suppliers
  • 1 x Electrical contractor
  • 1 x Project Manager
  • 1 x
  • 1 x Contracts Manager
  • 1 x Quality Manager
  • 1 x Construction Manager
  • 1 x Safety Manager

Project was completed with 101,000 hrs with ZERO LTI and 1 x FAI.


  • Engineering and Project Management of:
    • Structural
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Instrumentation design teams
    • Hazard prevention, Fire detection, Fire Suppression systems, Evacuation systems
  • Engineering Level decisions for Electrical Supply, Distribution, Instrumentation.
  • Management of the Project/Program Office, further redevelopment of the Project Management system in application, execution conformance/monitoring.
  • Engineering design process review and execution conformance/monitoring
  • Board level client control
  • Responsible for all aspects of Engineering design, Construction at site, Risk, Legal, Finance, SHRM, Quality.
  • Leading the Procurement control process, Contractor evaluations, and Contractor Contract negotiations.
  • Safety system development and execution conformance