Complete blast and paint repair works to a twin boom stacker located at their Port Hedland operations.


The works involved the removal of lead containing coatings from the stacker at the DSL Port Hedland site.

Due to the presence of lead, full encapsulation of the structure with decontamination areas was required for the duration of the project and our crew followed strict lead management procedures during the works. Duratec undertook health surveillance monitoring during the works including blood tests for the presence of lead and hydration tests due to the temperatures inside the encapsulated areas.

Duratec performed a low pressure water clean of the twin boom stacker, followed by an inspection which revealed damage to the stacker’s protective coating system.

A pre-blast was then carried out on areas showing signs of coating and mechanical damage to establish the full extent of the repairs required. Damaged existing coatings were then removed and the areas abrasive blasted with a high grade garnet and recoated using a two component, low VOC, high solids, modified epoxy barrier coat, designed to give long term protection.


  • All access system scaffold was completed by subcontractors under the direct supervision of Duratec Australia’s management.
  • Day and night shift utilised to ensure works were completed following Dampier Salt’s shutdown schedule.
  • Strict lead management procedures and standards were maintained throughout the works.
  • Duratec was also engaged to complete additional works outside of the original scope.


  • Abrasive Blasting & Painting
  • High Performance Coatings
  • Shutdowns

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