UGL has worked on projects at Olympic Dam since the late 1980s and has had a full-time presence onsite since 2006. Currently, UGL completes all Mine Major Maintenance contract work and ad-hoc project work both underground and on the surface at Olympic Dam.
UGL works across surface and underground projects and currently has about 150 permanent employees onsite engaged across the areas of asset integrity (civil and mechanical), small modification projects, mine major maintenance and shutdown project work, and maintenance services.
The onsite teams are multi-skilled and consist of experienced rostered personnel to execute a wide variety of maintenance project work using construction management, planning, supervision and trade experience together with the plant and tooling knowledge.
With 12 years of continuous presence onsite working for BHP, UGL has developed an in-depth understanding of the Olympic Dam Mine, and of BHP’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) systems and processes and the unique hazards on site. The lessons and learnings accumulated are considered into how UGL continues to deliver services to BHP. The team has a thorough working knowledge of BHP’s uncompromising HSE systems and has a proven safety record working with BHP Billiton at Olympic Dam.