February has been both a busy and exciting month for us at Caledonia Group. Our teams have been hard at work conducting shutdowns, signing new clients, and winning new contracts.
We’re involved in the construction of high profile, flagship projects.
We are happy to announce that our WA team in Perth have been engaged by Lendlease to provide the scaffolding on their $100 million Forrest Chase Development. With the assistance of our in-house Design and Engineer team, we have been able to provide Lendlease with innovative access solutions throughout the project.
We previously worked with Lendlease during the $300 million redevelopment of the Joondalup Shopping Centre in 2013-2014. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with them as we work side by side on the Forrest Chase Development!
Caledonia is continuing to extend its position in WA’s North West.
We accomplished our first shutdown for the Pilbara Ports Authority‘s Port of Port Headland. The Port of Port Headland is the largest iron ore loading port in Australia, and is also the world’s largest bulk export port, with a total tonnage tonnes of over 500 million in 2017.
The shutdown was serviced from our newly formed Karratha yard. With regular shutdowns scheduled in the region, our own on-site laydown yard will assist with what will hopefully become a long-term relationship with the Pilbara Ports Authority.
We have more good news from Murrin Murrin! Our recent Precip shutdown saw our 13-man crew erect over 60 birdcage, cantilevered, and craneable scaffolds across the site. As a result, they were able to create a further 35 work packs for Minara Resources and improve future efficiency.
Also, by initiating craneable scaffolds during the shutdown, the crew were able to reduce working at heights to a minimum. Great work to Colin Gibson and all the crews at Murrin Murrin!
We’ve also completed more shutdown work in South Australia.
Hillgrove Resources is a new client for Caledonia! After we successfully completed our first day and night shift shutdown at the Kanmantoo Mine (which is located one hour south-east of Adelaide’s CBD), we are expected to undertake even more regular shutdowns with the addition of further projects in the works.
Moreover, we’ve finished relocating material onto our Adelaide site. This means our in-house labour force is now able to respond to any calls for emergency maintenance or unplanned shutdown works.
We’ve had some fantastic feedback from Hillgrove’s Maintenance Planner and Superintendent, and are looking forward to establishing another long-term relationship with the client!
Our teams at the Transformation Project have started pre-shut works for the forthcoming Blast Furnace and Slag Fumer shutdown. The shutdown will run until mid to late may. Our awarding of the scaffolding contract with Nyrstar re-affirms our fantastic performance on the Port Pirie site so far. To date, Caledonia has been engaged directly by Nyrstar since September 2016, peaking at over 50 scaffolders on site.
The video above offers an insight into the magnitude of the Transformation Project, with a snapshot of the ESP and TSL module scaffolds. We would like to congratulate all of the Caledonia team members on their high standard of work in some extreme conditions.
New Zealand…New Client
Exciting things are happening in New Zealand! Caledonia are delighted to announce that we have been successfully awarded a scope of works for Bluescope Steel at their Glenbrook site near Auckland. The works were awarded to Caledonia as a result of Bluescope conducting a full audit of our systems and operations. The works will be executed during the next shutdown. Congratulations to our New Zealand team on winning a significant client in Auckland after several months of negations.
We continue to invest in our people.
At Caledonia, we believe our success is because of our people, and we continue to invest in them.
We are strong believers in the development and training of all our personnel as we look to grow our business and overall company profile. The personal development of individuals within our organisation from our Trainees right through to our Senior Management is fundamental to this process. Because of this, we’re very proud to announce that our Operations Manager, Brett Leaver, has recently embarked on his Advanced Diploma in Management course. We wish Brett the very best of luck with his studies.
Our Trainees are moving from strength to strength.
Following our successful induction days across South Australia and Western Australia, we are about to start enrolling our next batch of Trainees into the Caledonia family. We had some good candidates and so far, 4 have been selected to embark on their Traineeship journey. We wish them well and look forward to seeing them develop their skills over the forthcoming months.
Meanwhile, our current Trainees have continued to enhance their skills across all areas of operations. Ben Alexander recently accompanied our Health, Safety and Environmental Manager Gary Martin on a site inspection at Raine Square, Perth, as part of his training. During the inspection, Ben was able to identify any possible hazards on site, any potential for dropped objects, materials left on working platforms, and any other hazards left by tradies on site, which could impact the scaffolds.
All of Ben’s insights were recorded on Caledonia’s cloud-based system, FastFields, which is used by all Leading Hands, Supervisors, and Management across the business.
Well done Ben! You’ve offered a great insight for other Trainees to understand the needs and expectations of our daily operations.