Yandicoogina is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of WA, 95km north-west of Newman.


Duratec was engaged to complete corrosion repairs to a reclaimer at Yandicoogina during a scheduled shutdown.The scope of works included corrosion removal, parent metal repairs and the application of protective coatings in fully encapsulated work zones:

  • High pressure water blast of structure to remove iron ore from steel surface.
  • Abrasive blast of structural steel on head end primary structure of reclaimer, areas of slew drive and bracing connections.
  • Liaised with Rio Tinto engineer to determine which areas required immediate structural strengthening.
  • Carried out parent metal repairs on designated areas.
  • Striped in initial coat of surface tolerant epoxy.
  • Spray applied initial coat of surface tolerant epoxy at 250 DFT and allowed to cure.
  • Spray applied second and final coat of surface tolerant epoxy to a total DFT of 500 μm.


  • Despite the inclement weather (during which work came to a halt), Duratec successfully completed the project on time and under budget ensuring no unscheduled downtime for our client.


  • Abrasive Blasting & Painting
  • High Performance Coatings


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