BHP Nickel West Plant Solution

BHP Nickel West Plant Solution

Project: Nickel Tailings (15ML Tank)
Location: Kwinana, Western Australia
Timeframe: 4 months

Concept Environmental Solutions was engaged by BHP Nickel to provide a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly storage solution during planned and unplanned plant shutdowns. 

The project consisted of two above ground concrete Concept Tanks with a total operating capacity of 15ML, used to store nickel rich process liquor during the shutdowns. 

The project provided significant benefits over embankment dams which have been used historically for this purpose, with greatly increased safety and fluid security, as well as reduced environmental impact and cost saving of 40%. 

Approval for this project was received from DWER and local council within 1 month, setting the benchmark for submissions of its kind in Western Australia.