Industry Report – Projects

QUEENSLANDRESOURCESAbbot Point X25, X50 Expansion Stage 3, Bowen (current)Principal: Ports Corporation of QueenslandScope: 500m berth 2.9km offshore involving 205 piles, 9500t of structural steel, 2.9km jetty conveyor and transfer towers, structural, mechanical and electrical works, 7200tph ship-loader and 1280t tripper assemblyStatus: X25 expansion to increase capacity from 21Mtpa to 25Mtpa on target for completion by end June 2009; X50 expansion to increase capacity to 50Mtpa on track for completion by 2011Purpose: Duplicate terminal infrastructure to double capacity to 50Mtpa; project associated with proposed Northern Missing Link (Goonyella to Newlands) rail linkContractors: John Holland, Monadelphous (stockyard and high-voltage infrastructure)Value: $818 million(Update: State government announcement of project status, January 2009)QUEENSLANDWATERWyaralong Dam, near Beaudesert (Current)Principal: Queensland Water InfrastructureScope: 103,000ML dam on Teviot Brook, recreational facilities, upgrade Boonah wastewater treatment plant, 10.6km new section of Beaudesert Boonah Road, 5.5km dam access road, relocation or raising of Old Beaudesert Road and Knethers RoadStatus: Construction of 5.5km access road for heavy vehicles commenced January 2009, pre-construction commenced December 2008, short-listed consortia announced December 2008, contract award April 2009, tender to construct 10.6km new section of Beaudesert-Boonah Road closing early 2009, contract award February 2009, construction commencing mid-late 2009, completion December 2010Purpose: New dam on Teviot Brook in Logan River catchment to produce 21,000ML a year to SEQ water grid Contractors: Short-listed consortia: EcoSmart Team (Abigroup Contractors, MWH Australia, GHD Australia, John Holland); Queensland Dam Consortium (Macmahon Contractors, SMEC Australia, Hydro Tasmania, Wagners Quarries, ASI Constructors, Rizzo Australia)Value: $333 million (Update: State government of earthworks commencement, January 2009)QUEENSLANDDEFENCERelocation of 21st Construction Squadron to RAAF Base, Amberley (Proposed)Principal: DefenceScope: Office accommodation, workshops, storage and warehousing facilities, armoury, vehicle shelters, hardstand and associated engineering services, site worksStatus: Registrations of interest close February 10, project subject parliamentary clearance, January 2009Purpose: Support relocation of 21st Construction Squadron from Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera to RAAF Base AmberleyContractors: NAValue: $60–70 million(New project: Defence call for registrations of interest, January 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIARESOURCESOlympic Dam Expansion (Proposed)Principals: BHP Billiton Scope: Mine, infrastructure, processing plant expansion to double production capacity possibly involving open pit mine, coastal desalination plant at Upper Spencer Gulf and pipeline, airport relocation, additional power transmission line or natural gas pipeline to onsite power generator, rail line to Pimba, road-rail transfer facility, export infrastructure at East Arm (Darwin), doubling of Roxby Downs townshipStatus: Planning continues for expansion, production targets unchanged, formal indenture negotiations between SA government and BHP Billiton begin February 2009 on schedule, environmental arial statement on expansion of Olympic Dam available from May 2009 for public commentPurpose: BHP considering five-stage expansion to increase capacity from 200,000tpa to 500,000tpa copper, 4300tpa to 15,000tpa uraniumValue: $6.7 billion (Update: State government announcement of commitment to expansion, January 2009)TASMANIARAILTasmanian Rail Network Upgrade (Current)Principal: Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, Queensland RailScope: Re-sleepering and re-railing of Tasmanian rail network, commencing in Burnie, progressing to Ulverstone, then rest of network including Bell Bay line, and line from Western Junction to HobartStatus: Construction commenced January 2009, completion August 2009Contractors: Van Ek ContractingValue: $30 millionPurpose: Ensure rail freight remains viable transport option; part of federal government rail rescue package(New project: State government announcement of commencement of project, January 2009)VICTORIAROADSKilmore-Wallan Bypass (Proposed)Principal: VicRoadsScope: Stage 1 duplication of Northern Highway from Hume Highway to north of Wallan; Stage 2 continues duplication between Wallan and KilmoreStatus: Planning for Stage 1 commencing January 2009Purpose: Cater for increased trafficContractors: NAValue: NA (New project: State government release of findings of Kilmore-Wallan Bypass Options Examination, January 2009)VICTORIABUILDINGVictorian Institute of Educational Leadership (VIEL), Queensberry Street, North Melbourne (Current)Principal: EducationScope: Classrooms, administrative areas, seminar spaces, community hallStatus: Demolition of old RMIT Printers College commenced January 2009, completion 2010Purpose: Facilities for next generation of educational leaders in VictoriaContractors: NAValue: $10 million(New project: State government announcement of commencement of project, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGMandurah Community Health Centre Expansion (Proposed)Principal: HealthScope: Expand existing health centre in MandurahStatus: Tenders to be called later in January 2009, completion December 2009Purpose: Facilities for new and increased health servicesContractors: NAValue: $3.4 million(New project: State government announcement of project, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYWave Energy Project, Garden Island (Proposed)Principal: DefenceScope: Reverse osmosis desalination plant, submerged buoys, seabed pump units, pipelineStatus: MoU signed with Defence to investigate feasibility of facility, January 2009Purpose: Harness energy from ocean to generate electricity and/or desalinated water using CETO wave energy technology to power naval base at Garden IslandContractors: Carnegie Corporation (CETO feasibility)Value: NA(New project: Carnegie Corporation announcement of MoU, January 2009)

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