Work Begins on a Major Dewatering and Water Management Project

Aug 31, 2020

​UON has begun work for Rio Tinto at a large iron ore mine north-west of Tom Price in WA’s Pilbara region. This major dewatering and water management project confirms UON leadership in the provision of power and water services to the mining sector.

The project will begin with HDPE pipeline welding, including earthworks for pipeline corridors. UON is also undertaking the design, fabrication, installation, testing and commissioning of the dewatering and water management infrastructure. A large number of patent-pending GMC™ Generators will be supplied on trailers along with downhole bore equipment and associated HDPE pipelines integrated into the mines plant control system. UON will also complete the upgrade of some existing infrastructure to alleviate bottlenecks.

UON’s client required the infrastructure upgrade after hydrogeological modelling identified a requirement for further dewatering bores to be installed to achieve dry mining conditions. The UON site project team is working closely with the client to ensure minimal disruption to site operations and mining activities.

UON has a team of up to 15 people on site including a dewatering/bore crew, HDPE welders, plant operators, supervisors, HSE, admin and management.

To learn more or book an inspection of our facilities call our team on 1800 721 878 or email