Baulderstone wins Contractor Excellence Award for Port Botany Expansion
5 April 2012
Baulderstone was awarded the coveted Contractor Excellence Award for the second time in three years, at last night's National Infrastructure Awards, hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, for its work on the Port Botany Expansion project.
Recognised for its design excellence, engineering quality and scale, the project is one of the most significant port infrastructure projects in Australia for over 30 years. The $515 million project included the reclamation of 60 hectares of land with the construction of 1.85 kilometres of shipping wharves and associated rail and road networks.
The complex and demanding works were delivered safely, on time and within budget, using innovative design solutions and construction techniques. The project has also provided substantial enhancements to the local community and environment, as well as major economic benefits and value for money to the wider community.
Baulderstone Managing Director, Ian Luck, said the Port Botany Expansion project set a number of important benchmarks for the industry in Australia and internationally.
"Key to the project's success was the team's ability to engineer durable, cost-effective solutions for the client. Many of the innovative construction methodologies developed are now widely accepted as industry standard. We also successfully adapted a number of international techniques to suit Australian conditions.
"Coastal engineering has evolved significantly and we strive to ensure we have the range of experience that enables us to deliver the best solutions possible.
"This project is a testament to true collaboration, engineering innovation and ground breaking design. Port Botany is a milestone in Baulderstone's portfolio of marine projects and this award reinforces our standing within the critical marine sector," Mr Luck added.Download PDF - 63.7 KB
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