Posted by: admin December 4, 2013

 Repars to Dams from 2011 floods
Repairs to dams from 2011 floods

Abergeldie have just completed works immediately below the spillways of Queensland’s Wivenhoe, Somerset and Borumba Dams to repair damage caused by overtopping and emergency releases during the 2011 and 2013 floods.
At Wivenhoe Dam, most of the repair works were to the recreational area on the southern embankment of the river below the dam wall. Roads were rebuilt, pavements stabilised, new canoe access tracks created and extensive earthworks carried out to stabilise and reprofile the river embankments.
At Somerset Dam, extensive remediation works were carried out to the severely eroded right bank of the Stanley River. Abergeldie installed a new reinforced concrete spillway training wall, carried out repairs to scours, installed a new access road, replaced guardrails and handrails and installed rock protection and rip rap to stabilise embankments.
Works at Borumba Dam included remediation of the dam’s concrete embankment toe, valve house, spillway and plunge pool areas, and reinstatement of handrails and access pathways. To stabilise the river banks and bed, rock rip rap was placed downstream of the spillway and steel reinforced rock protection was installed adjacent to the spillway itself.
At all three sites, care was taken to protect the riparian habitat. At both Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams there are important populations of Australian Lung Fish, both within the dam reservoirs and in the rivers downstream. The waters above and below the Borumba dam are home not only to Australian Lung Fish but also to the endangered Mary River Turtle, which is found only in this one location.

Posted by: admin August 26, 2013

We won! Congratulations to everyone involved in the Abergeldie projects entered.

Abergeldie entered two projects into the QLD CCF Earth Awards which were presented on
Friday night (23 August). Redbank Creek Bridge was entered in Category 2 ($1 –
5 mil) and Lucinda Bulk Sugar Terminal Cyclone Yasi Repair Works was entered in
Category 4 ($20-75 mil).

We had already won two awards at the NSW CCF Awards back in June for Burrinjuck Dam Access
Upgrade (Category 2) and Ulan Ventilation shaft (Category 3).

It has been a fantastic year for Abergeldie with exceptional industry recognition for the
complex and diverse projects we undertake.