Construction Materials - Major Project Case Study

PORT BOTANY TERMINAL 3, NEW SOUTH WALES

On-site concrete plant supply for rigid pavement and structures – raw material supply security critical – clever dual concrete batch solution to ensure backup

Barangaroo South development, Hickson Road, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW

CLIENT/CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Client:
Laing O'Rourke
Project Developer:
Sydney International Container Terminals Limited (SICTL)(Wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Port Holdings, one of the world's largest freight operators)
Location:
Port Botany, New South Wales, Australia
Products:
100,000m³ concrete
Services:
Provision of purpose built on-site concrete batch plant

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Port Botany Terminal 3 project is part of the major expansion of the container port facilities for Sydney, New South Wales to enable long term trade growth.

Boral supplied concrete for the rigid pavement and structures via a purpose built concrete batch plant. Concrete supply commenced in February 2013 and was completed in June 2014.

KEY FACTS

  • >100,000m³ concrete for paving and structures
  • On-site batch plant delivered 140 m³/hour capacity
  • Difficult specification for 50MPa high durability wearing surface concrete
  • 15,000 safe deliveries of concrete on site
  • In addition, Boral received an award from Laing O'Rourke in recognition of safety awareness on site.

PROJECT SCOPE

  • Guaranteed concrete plant capacity
    A key requirement was security of concrete supply. Concrete capacity was guaranteed using a clever purpose built on-site dual concrete batch plant solution. Essentially two completely independent plants were constructed side by side for built-in backup. In addition, Boral's fixed plant at Botany was available on standby.
  • Security of raw material supply
    Boral ensured that the raw material supply chain logistics were designed to remove risks of any downtime.
  • Product quality
    The quality of the concrete was the real achievement on the project with all concrete produced from the batch plant meeting the difficult specification requirement. The concrete was designed to have low shrinkage and reduced plastic cracking potential in the windy exposed environment. A highly durable wearing surface was achieved via 50MPa concrete with high workability and good wear-resistance properties. Improved workability and placement efficiency was achieved with high slump concrete incorporating super plasticisers.
  • Safety
    To deliver this project as safely as possible, more than 100 Boral drivers and concrete testers were put through site specific safety training. In addition, Boral's Project Manager, Ben Patterson received an award from Laing O'Rourke in recognition of safety awareness on site.

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