ELMGROVE 2 (JACKA) RESERVOIR

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Abergeldie were engaged to construct and commission a 3 Megalitre reservoir pump station and 400m long rising main, including conduit runs, electrical installation and hypochlorite dosing facility. Associated civil works included construction of an access road and various concrete works including a valve pit and retaining walls. Commissioning and cut in to existing mains.

Complex Challenges:

The construction site was extremely steep, with restricted access for equipment and very limited space for assembly or storage of construction components. The reservoir was constructed using steel plates, fabricated in an off-site workshop to the correct size and shape.

The plates were then transported to the site to be erected and welded piece by piece, followed by a multi-step painting process under stringent quality control conditions. The result was a solid, durable, hydrostatic steel reservoir for potable water storage.

Business unit:

Engineering/Water

Client:

ActewAGL

Current status:

Complete

Start date:

August 2010

Completion period:

November 2011

Contract type:

Lump sum

Value:

$4.1 million