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Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal – GC09


 PROJECT OVERVIEW

CMC was engaged to undertake the GC09 bulk earthworks and civil works south of Hanson Road contract as part of the Stage 1 works to develop Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET). The various contract packages for the terminal were vertically separated, and CMC ensured subsequent contractors were not delayed in commencing their works.

Located approximately 12 kilometres north-west of Gladstone, Stage 1 provides Port of Gladstone with an export capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum.

SCOPE

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The GC09 construction package was broken into five key areas: overland conveyor earthworks and pavements; reclamation Area C dredge bunds; Reid Road upgrade; rail receival access civil works; and rail receival bulk earthworks.

HIGHLIGHTS & OUTCOMES

Over 100,000 hours LTI free.

51 percent of CMC employees underwent training.

Delivered project milestones on time despite a two month delay by client in obtaining environmental approvals.

Successful construction of bridge over major coal freight rail line without disrupting rail traffic.

Successful management of acid sulfate soils within estuarine tidal floodplain.

Developed an onsite borrow pit to produce bulk fill and drainage rock for the works.

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