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Adelaide Desalination Plant

  • Client: Adelaide Aqua

In 2009 Caledonia were one of the first contractors engaged on-site by Adelaide Aqua at the Adelaide Desalination Plant and one of the last crews to leave after the construction phase was completed.

Caledonia remained on-site during the commissioning of the plant and now provide regular maintenance services. The construction project was a huge success for Caledonia, having completed in excess of 250,000 man hours with zero LTI’s and erecting, tracking and dismantling approximately 4000 scaffolds.

Scaffold erected on-site peaked at just over 1,000 tonnes and work was ongoing 24 hours a day for months on end. This included marine work on barges & helipads, confined space work in shafts and tunnels as well as high-risk work around sensitive areas of the plant.

Numbers on the job peaked at 55 scaffolders and riggers. The crew were also fully backed up by a dedicated on-site admin team, responsible for tracking all costs/scaffolds etc. This system was used on more than one occasion by Adelaide Aqua to provide documentary evidence that enabled them to back charge other contractors on-site where appropriate.

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