Posted by: Erin Shilton June 26, 2017

In June 2016, Abergeldie in Joint Venture with RCR O’Donnell Griffin were awarded this project to upgrade Picton Water Recycling Plant (WRP). The upgrades are required to service future projected growth as well as the connection of a new trade waste customer (the Ingham’s Turkey Processing Facility) and the transfer of wastewater flow from Buxton and Bargo. The scope of works involve design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a new inlet works, new switchroom and blower building, two new intermittently decanted aerated lagoons (IDALs), two new biosolids lagoons, mechanical fitout and pipework as well as associated ancillary works. Works are progressing well with concrete works to the biosolids lagoons, switchroom and blower building slabs and IDALs now complete. Concrete works to the inlet works are well advanced and major mechanical supply items have started landing which will soon be followed by installation of these items. Major electrical works have also commenced and the project is due for completion in April 2018.

Posted by: admin November 11, 2015

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

As part of the Australian and Queensland Governments Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Program, Abergeldie completed construction of the new raw water intakes from the Burnette River at Gayndah and Mundubbera after they were destroyed in the 2011 and 2013 floods.

The pump well intake structure at Gayndah was constructed in 5m of water beside the existing Claude Wharton Weir and the well shaft was built by stacking eight precast segments on top of each other. Each segment weighed between 34 and 50 tonne.

The intake structure at Mundubberra involved the replacement of the existing jetty to suspend the water intake pumps and pipework. The jetty consists of 900mm x 10m long steel lined reinforced concrete piles socketed 3m into bedrock.