Nathan Contractors
At Nathan Contractors, we value the ability of our team and their commitment to go above and beyond our clients’ expectations. Our people’s work ethic is second to none. They have the ability to take on every challenge, no matter how difficult, and succeed where most others fail.

1300 288 191

6/7 Hudson Road

Albion, QLD 4010

19/41-43 Liardet Street

PO Box 3658, Weston, ACT 2611


Dugald River Mine

Mining Infrastructure

Nathan contracted to Watkins Contracting for the construction of a tailings dam plinth and associated structures on MMG’s Dugald River Mine near Cloncurry in QLD.   

The works comprised the full construction of a 245m of concrete reinforced plinth at the base of a new dam earth embankment, in mostly steep terrain with slopes of up to a 53% grade.  

The works were carried out under an aggressive construction program and in accordance with er Dugald River Mine requirements.  Our work crews worked under a continuous Fly in Fly out roster so that works continued 7 days a week.  The client placed a high focus on work safety, construction quality, and a focus on meeting strict project milestones. 

Facts & figures 

Contract duration: 20 weeks 

Workforce:  12 form workers, reo fixers and concretors; plant operators;  

Quantities:   plinth length 245m; mass concrete fill under plinth: 794m3; concrete supply, form and pour: 395m3; Reo supply and fix: 41T; sundry structures included a 45m3 of concrete crest anchors, a tether control station base slab and 3 off pontoon anchor blocks. 

Equipment utilised:  a 20T Franna, a 48m Concrete pump, 30T excavators, trucks and grader, rollers and water trucks.  

by Nathan Contractors

Watkins Contracting