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Samsung logoSamsung S1 - Roy Hill Communications Package 1 & 3


The Roy Hill 1 deposit is located approximately 277 kilometres due south of Port Hedland and is at the eastern end of the Chichester Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.


The Roy Hill Project includes a new iron ore mine at the Roy Hill 1 deposit, a mine process plant, a heavy haul railway system from mine to port and new port facilities at Boodarie Industrial Estate, south west of Port Hedland, Western Australia.


The mine processing plant, rail and port facilities will be designed to produce 55 million tonnes per annum of Hematite direct ship ore (DSO) as Lump and Fines.


Project Description:

Merge IDC was contracted to Samsung S1 to supply and assemble Communications Panels for Roy Hill Communications Package 1 and Package 3. The communications panels have been designed for use in Data Centres and Switch rooms housing communications equipment for several applications and dispersed throughout the mine.


Data Centre communication panels devices include servers, firewalls, routers and FOBOTs. Switch room communication panels devices include VSD switches, media convertors and FOBOTs.


Merge IDC were engaged to conduct the following:

  • Supply Communications equipment and communication panels in accordance with supplied design.
  • Develop and supply documentation in accordance with the standards and specifications.
  • Procure and inspect specified equipment.
  • Assemble communication panels in accordance with approved General Assembly drawings.
  • Factory Acceptance Testing of the communication panels to the approved documentation.
  • Ship communication panels to contractor specified to the approved shipping standards.

Other Merge IDC attributes:

  • Maintain Flexibility and adjust accordingly during a consistently changing design phase.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to our client.
  • Maintain a tight schedule for delivery of through planning and management.



Merge IDC were able to achieve scheduled outcomes and maintained flexibility during a constantly changing design phase. Design changes are continuing to come through and Merge IDC are continuing to work on the implementation of the design changes in conjunction with Samsung S1.