As we edge closer and closer to the end of the year, our teams across Australia and New Zealand continue to work hard at completing scaffolding jobs to the highest standard. Check out what’s been happening this month below.
After securing David Hopkins back in June, we were finally able to welcome Dave to his new role as Group General Manager on Monday the 2nd of September. Based in the Perth office, Dave will oversee Caledonia’s Australian operations and will focus on ensuring sustainable and profitable growth of our business.
With a proven track record in running profitable, multi-disciplined businesses, Dave has held similar roles with UGL and Eptec. In his most recent role, Dave was responsible for managing the Kaefer West business (Kaefer Integrated Services and Novacoat) including the workshop-based paint, rubber-lining and sheet metal fabrication, as well as site-based paint, sheet metal work/insulation and access (scaffolding and rope access) works. Dave brings to us a wealth of knowledge in relation to a multi-disciplined approach to doing business and we’d like to take this opportunity to formally welcome him to the Caledonia Group, and wish him all the best in his new role.
We had a hugely successful couple of days exhibiting at the GMUSG conference and trade show in Port Pirie this month.
Over 450 delegates attended the event and we had a busy time on the stand showcasing our suite of industrial services to new and existing clients.
It was a great opportunity to meet with the likes of Nyrstar, Oz Minerals, BHP, GFG and Santos and network with key industry partners, learning more about emerging projects in the Upper Spencer Gulf.
We are looking forward to Whyalla next year.
Thank you to Alistar Murray and Joe Goffredo for representing us at this event.
Engineering & Design
Client: Monadelphous/Shell | Project: Shell Prelude FLNG (Engineering and Design)
Caledonia are delighted to announce the award of a unique Engineering and Design contract, servicing both Monadelphous and Shell throughout their off-shore operation. The contract will see Caledonia’s team execute all design and engineering requirements for Monadelphous’ maintenance operation on board the Shell Prelude FLNG facility.
This is fantastic recognition for the excellent work and capability of the Caledonia design and engineering team, and we look forward to finding solutions to the challenges a contract of this nature may provide. The award of this contract further strengthens Caledonia’s ongoing relationship with Monadelphous, adding another dimension to the suite of industrial services already provided across some of their other projects across WA.
Reward & Recognition
Some of our crew have been awarded for their outstanding efforts across various sites in SA. They were recognised for their consistent, high standard of scaffolding and promoting a positive safety and quality culture which was supported by positive feedback from several clients.
Congratulations to Jamie Beens, Luke Romancuks and Jaye Suggate.
Traineeship Open Day
Caledonia SA recently held its annual scaffold traineeship open day at the Lonsdale premises. Potential candidates interested in commencing a career in the industry were introduced to key Caledonia personnel and were given an overview on the company’s operations in both Australia and New Zealand.
After enjoying a healthy provided lunch and touring the yard and facilities, candidates participated in a model building exercise to test their aptitude and lateral thinking.
Maternity Leave Farewells
Caledonia SA Administrator Nikki Brammer said her farewells this month as she left to take on a new adventure as a mother.
We said our goodbyes over a small ‘baby shower’ morning tea.
We look forward to meeting the new addition to the family and wish her all the best.
Rob Lennox & The Built Team – Queen St
Another milestone in the refurbishment of Raine Square for Rob Lennox and the Built Team.
The heritage building on Queen St. is getting a facelift and Caledonia provided the access. With heavy traffic and high volume of pedestrians, the scaffold was erected out of hours so as to minimise disruption to the public.
Well done to Dale and his team for safe execution of the works.
Queenslea Aged Care
August marked a milestone for our WA branch with the award of Caledonia’s first ever project with Multiplex. As most will know, Multiplex are one of the world’s largest builders and are traditionally involved in Western Australia’s most iconic structures including Optus Stadium, Fiona Stanley Hospital, BHP HQ and Karrinyup Shopping Centre.
This is also a first for Multiplex as they have delved into what has traditionally been a Tier 2 market with Aged Care Facilities being handled by some of the smaller Builders here in Perth.
Caledonia WA are delighted to kick off our relationship with Multiplex and expect our initial contract sum of $370,000.00 to increase with time as we build confidence with both Multiplex and their sub-contractors.
Duratec – Rio Tinto Inland Works
The relationship between Duratec and Caledonia continues to be a strong one. We have teams on Yandi and Hope Downs providing access solutions on the Rio Tinto Inland sites. Marco Esposito (Yandi) and Joe Haynes (HopeDowns) have been commended by both Duratec and Rio Tinto for their approach and execution of works, representing Caledonia’s high standards and great work ethic.
Boat Wrap on Gabador Place
One of our neighbours asked us to create a framework so he could refurb his boat. Pictured are our hit squad working on the windy riverside.
Event Cinemas Newmarket
Vmax 1 & 2 Auditorium birdcages were completed in Event Cinemas, Newmarket.
Our clients from Built are very pleased with the progress. There are five more auditoriums to erect.
Logistical challenges, in both design and getting equipment in and out of the complex have been dealt with safely and efficiently. Good work, team.