SIMEC Mining is continuing its investment in the future of its operations by undertaking a planned major
shutdown of its Pelletising plant.
Aimed at improving the performance of the plant, the work commenced on Saturday and is expected to
be complete mid‐next week.
The scheduled shutdown – which involves more than 450 contractors and employees – will allow major
work to be undertaken in normally inaccessible areas due to the plant being down long enough to cool.
The purpose of the work is to continue to improve plant reliability and production performance.
Although the work will improve the performance of the plant over the longer term, unfortunately during
the duration of the shutdown it could also result in:
- Increased emissions from the Pellet Plant when it first restarts next week
- The potential for an increase in noise from mobile equipment, including at night
As always, SIMEC Mining is committed to working with residents to minimise impacts on the community
from its operations, and appreciates feedback to assist in its continual improvement.
If any residents would like any further information, or have any feedback or concerns regarding this
work, please contact Community and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, Denise Sharp, on 8640 4418.
For more information on this media release, contact SIMEC Mining Media and Communications Manager, Sean Kelly, on (08) 8640 4206 or 0411 054 643