Parry and Rosenthal Architects designed and documented over 30 buildings on the Port and Mine sites. The building projects include the new Port and Mine Administration buildings, Visitor Centre and a number of warehouses, workshops, plant labs, security and amenity buildings.
Copper concentrate is pumped from the process plant to and filtered and stockpiled at the Port. It is shipped from a dedicated ship loading facility while coal for the power station, diesel for the mining fleet and other materials and consumables are brought in.
The site topography is remote, very rugged and covered by dense rainforest and this, together with the climatic conditions, which are tropical with high precipitation levels, high humidity and relatively high temperatures year‐round provide many engineering design challenges.