It’s been another busy month here at Caledonia, and we’re showing no signs of slowing down! Check out what we’ve been up to.
Client: Nyrstar | Project: Pt Pirie Lead Smelter | Insulation and Cladding
Caledonia’s Insulation & Cladding division have spent the past few months onsite at Nyrstar’s Pt Pirie Lead Smelter, performing a range of services surrounding shutdown and routine maintenance scopes of work. Up to fourteen men have been on site across the various work fronts on continuous day/night shifts, most recently completing the Goose Neck refurbishment (pictured). Whilst Caledonia’s scaffolding division were erecting the access, the I&C team started their scope in the workshop yard offsite and helped with finishing off critical hold points before transport of the Goose Neck to site commenced.
From this, our scope of work grew when the client uncovered other critical parts to the overall project. We assisted with the removal of insulation and cladding on the additional emerging works and reapplied new insulation whilst working in conjunction with the area operators and other trades.
Caledonia have successfully insulated more than 2500m2 of pipework and vessels over the course of the last five weeks, to help the client with their critical path. Work is expected to continue until mid August.
Client: Byte | Project: Perth Bus Depot
The client approached Caledonia to find a solution to their restricted access issue at the Perth bus depot. Using Layher, the Caledonia design and engineering team came up with a plan which was both timely and efficient, preventing any delays to access for the client.
Another great example of the capabilities of Layher and our in-house design team that makes Caledonia the “go-to” company for specialised access solutions. Well done to Gav Baker and Dale Cantwell for executing the works on site within some tight time constraints.
Design and Engineering
In conjunction with Edith Cowan University (ECU), Caledonia Group have developed a relationship that allows Engineering Students from the university to complete the practical element of their studies with us.
Following Caledonia’s involvement in the ECU Engineering Open Day, there was strong interest from the students, having been offered exposure to Caledonia’s day-to-day engineering operations, and insight into the many complex projects that the company have been involved in throughout Australia and New Zealand. Through the engineering smarts such as 3D animations and VR technology, Caledonia are able to present bespoke designs and provide solutions to complex access problems, resulting in long term cost efficiencies and increased safety for our clients.
Pictured at our Gnangara office (left to right), Krit Luhoomun, ECU Intern, George Baiju, Caledonia Engineer and Eric Mukasa, ECU Intern. Welcome to the team and thanks for your efforts thus far.
As part of their traineeship program, Caledonia SA’s current trainees (Mitch Murphy, Jaye Suggate, Ben Valentine-Proffit and Harry Jones) recently undertook a practical training exercise at our Lonsdale facility. The trainees were tasked with erecting traditional tube & fitting scaffolds under the watchful eye of one of our regional supervisors, Neil Dunlop.
Great to see the trainees displaying some of the skills they’ve learnt so far and the next crop of scaffolders coming through the ranks!
Ferretti International Project – Barker Inlet Power Station
Caledonia have been engaged by Ferretti International to build 5 large fuel holding tanks. We have a team of six working up to 12 hours per day, six days per week to deliver full perimeter and internal access, including large roof encapsulation for full construction and painting and blasting works. The team have delivered some excellent engineered scaffolds.
Caledonia looks forward to many more projects work with the Ferretti crew. A quick mention to the Caledonia team of Bevan, Darren, Nath, Steve, Darian, James, Gavin & Sam, for their endeavours on site thus far.
Client: Cook Brothers | Project: Auckland Airport Campus Roof Upgrade
The Auckland team have commenced Stage 1 of the encapsulation scaffold this week. The templates are being constructed and levels set. The internal crash decks are well under way and the crews are ahead of schedule with night shift works. The project will eventually have two temporary roof structures – 30mx100m each. The estimated project duration is approximately two years.