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Doolee were engaged by Vopak Terminals to demolish and relocate existing speed ramps at Bays 5 & 6 within the Port Botany terminal.  The project formed part of Vopak’s ongoing site maintenance and infrastructure upgrades within their Sydney Terminal.

Doolee were engaged by Vopak Terminals to demolish and relocate existing speed ramps at Bays 5 & 6 within the Port Botany terminal.  The project formed part of Vopak’s ongoing site maintenance and infrastructure upgrades within their Sydney Terminal.

The purpose of the works was to lengthen Bays 5 & 6 to ensure tankers are situated within the bund area while refuelling rather than overhanging outside the bunded areas.

Works were prescribed to be completed during a weekend shutdown period to reduce impact on Vopak operations.

SCOPE INCLUSIONS:

  • Demolition of Bay 5 speed hump and slab
  • Demolition of Bay 6 speed hump and slab
  • Installation of dowel-bars
  • Installation of reinforcement
  • Concrete placement for two slabs maintaining falls
  • Joint sealing install
  • Painting of speed humps

 

CHALLENGES & HIGHLIGHTS

  • Works completed during prescribed 30hour weekend shutdown
  • Bays open to heavy traffic immediately after shutdown complete
  • Use of rapid set 40mpa concrete with 2-hour curing time
  • Free-hand forming of speed hump
  • Defective concrete mix supplied for first slab pour forcing the team to later remove and re-pour within the same shutdown timeframe
  • Works successfully completed within allocated timeframe