Cape Lambert & Dampier Power Stations (Rio Tinto)

Respirable (Fibre) Monitoring Project Profile

Job site/ location: Cape Lambert & Dampier Power Stations
Client: SKM (Rio Tinto EPCM)
Value of Works: ~$1.8m
Commencement of Works: August 2012
Completion of Works: April 2013

Rio Tinto

Description of Works

SERS were commissioned by / Sinclair Knight Merz for a RTIO Expansion Project to provide deconstruction advice and also undertake a Control Monitoring Program (CMP) for airborne respirable fibres at both the Cape Lambert & Dampier Power Stations during asbestos abatement work undertaken as part of the deconstruction of the Power Stations. SERS are commissioned to provide all clearance certificates during and post asbestos abatement works, independent of the contractor appointed, as per legislated requirements.

The works are to enable the SKM / RTIO to ensure their legislated obligations are fulfilled for the removal of asbestos on their project. The project is within the overall expansion of both Port loading facilities.

Works involve the set-up of two NATA accredited field laboratory facilities and the 24 hour presence of suitably qualified personnel during all asbestos works. Respirable fibre monitoring results are submitted to the client on a routine basis and overall advice to all vested parties given at all times.

SERS have been involved with this project since August of 2010.

Outcome

As a result of SERS experience with deconstruction, we are capable of offering extraordinary client advice on all aspects of dealing with asbestos abatement inclusive of legislative compliance. SERS is providing onsite laboratories at both sites with routine results and immediate advice where required ensuring a smooth and cost efficient project.