UON is pleased to share it has reached construction completion at a dewatering project located North-West of Newman, WA. This Rio Tinto project required the in-house manufacture of 3 diesel pump skids, 6 headworks trailers and all associated steel pipework. This was combined with the supply and installation of 17km 450mm - 250mm diameter pipeline and associated fittings and equipment, with the UON team exceeding expectations in safety and scheduling along the way.
Unseasonal heavy rain restricted access to site areas early in the project, delaying commencement almost two months later than the original start date. Thanks to the dedication and effort from the UON site and project teams, all works including variations were completed only a few weeks later than the contract schedule.
Highlights of the project include the successful execution of a single Hydro Test (to 1350kpa) on an 11.5km long section of 450mm diameter pipeline. This was a major achievement considering the length of the pipeline, saving a substantial amount of time. UON is also proud to share the project has achieved 10,259 man hours to date injury-free, adding another zero-harm operation to UON’s impressive safety record. Use of innovative equipment such as the Vac-Lift kept the team at the forefront of safety and productivity during site installations.
Project Manager Hugh Kennedy praised the synergy between project site teams, “A cooperative culture between UON and its client on site was instrumental in the successful delivery of this project. There was a huge effort from all parties and we look forward to more projects like this in the future”.
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