Port Pirie Low Vision Support Group

News from 18th May, 2017

Recently members of the Port Pirie Low Vision Support Group, an initiative of the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB), invited TLAP Implementation Manager, Dianah Mieglich to provide a TLAP update to their group.
This was not a routine presentation to a community group, and careful planning was required having regard to the needs of the members of the group in finding the best way to present the update. The update included a broad overview of TLAP and its aims was well as some of the community initiatives being undertaken in the community to minimise exposure particularly regarding young children.
Above: Dianah Mieglich, Gill Tyler, Joan Richardson and Maple.

As TLAP is a proud supporter of the Port Pirie Come See Change reputational campaign, Dianah was also able to discuss the campaign with the group and how the campaign is working to positively reposition Port Pirie at a local, state and national level and ultimately on the world stage.
When speaking about the TLAP community greening program, Dianah concluded her presentation by handing the guests a selection of plants from the Nyrstar/TLAP nursery. The plants were handed around so those present were able to touch and smell a variety of hardy plants including acacia, eremophila and citronella that are being placed in the community.

The RSB is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to Australians who have a severe vision impairment. These services are delivered by a professional, committed and highly qualified team supported by volunteers, drawn from all age groups and walks of life. Blindness or vision impairment can have a severe impact on a person’s lifestyle. The RSB assists people to overcome their vision impairment and participate independently in the community.


Redevelopment Update - TSL Roof

News from 20th April, 2017

The last major module that will be installed by the heavy lift crane is the roof of the Top Submerged Lance (TSL) furnace building. This was transported into site over the Easter weekend to the staging area and is planned to be lifted into position this week.

This milestone means that the majority of the major mechanical equipment has been installed into the TSL building and the electrical work has commenced.

The heavy lift crane will no longer be a skyline feature at the smelter and will now be disassembled onsite. It’s expected that it will take approximately 6 weeks to dismantle and transport the crane offsite.

Above: The roof of the TSL was transported onto the smelter site over the Easter weekend.
Above: Scaffold is being prepared for placement of the roof onto the columns at the top of the TSL building.

Redevelopment TSL Module Lift

News from 16th March 2017

After three days of waiting for the wind to drop, last Wednesday the conditions were perfect for the TSL Module 85 lift. The module weighing 400 tonnes and a 100 tonnes of rigging this was an impressive lift. Despite the concerns from many on site that the crane boom wasn’t long enough there was still 13 metres of cable between the top of the boom and the hook block. The module went onto position without any issues and was completed in less than 90 minutes. With this lift it will give everybody an appreciation of what the furnace will look like, it is now visible from many vantage points around Port Pirie.
Above: Panels were welded onto module 84 the week prior to module 85 lift. Below: Looking down onto the top of the TSL furnace where the round openings for the feed material, oxygen and the lance can be seen.