GRAINCORP SHIPPING CONVEYOR

PROJECT PROFILE

CLIENT

GrainCorp Ltd

LOCATION

Geelong, VIC

INDUSTRY

Agriculture

DURATION

Nov 04 – Aug 05

SERVICE

Marine Demolition & Deconstruction; and Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Removal

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Major Projects Group undertook this barging operation to demolish the GrainCorp ship loading Gallery. The site was located at the Geelong Terminal, an operating facility of GrainCorp, and was built partly on terminal land and partly over an existing port structure managed by Toll.

SCOPE OF WORK

The scope included the removal of all asbestos sheeting. The wharf under the Gallery was retained and the conveyor gallery was removed from the office. The scope of work also included the removal of the existing HV cable and the re-roofing of the existing office.

UNIQUE CHALLENGES
 Working over and around water.

 Removal of hazardous materials.

 Removal of an HV cable.

CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

The work was completed by a team of 9, with an additional 5 asbestos removalists.

The removal of the grain elevator discharge chutes was achieved by using a 120ft boom lift positioned on the 1000t heavy lift AP Recovery barge. Entire chute sections were detached by oxy-cutting and then lowered to the wharf.

Approximately 7000m3 of asbestos sheeting were removed prior to the demolition.

All asbestos was encapsulated using PVA spray before removal. A purpose built coverway was constructed under the conveyor for the asbestos removal work over the road.

Concrete panels were removed and lifted down using a small excavator.

The Gallery support structure was removed using a crane and a 120 ft boom lift. Pile extraction was carried out using the 200 tonne overhead extraction winch located on the foredeck of the barge. Silt barriers were used during this operation.

A 32 tonne excavator and a 30 tonne excavator with a hammer attachment were used to dismantle support structures such as the Baghouse.

RESULTS

The project was completed successfully within budget and with no safety or environmental incidents.

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