STL, the owner of the State’s Bulk Sugar Terminals (BSTs) and its operator, Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL Operations), have announced that Wiley has been awarded the project to deliver their roof replacement project in Bundaberg. The project involves the roof replacement and recladding of galbestos on two existing bulk sugar terminals, spanning over 30,000m², which will remain in operation during construction.
This project is part of a larger scope of works by STL, to replace roof cladding containing asbestos on twelve sugar storage sheds over a period of eleven years. This particular project is to be staged over 18 months and requires a high degree of coordination to ensure that the BST’s operations are not impacted by construction.
Works onsite in Bundaberg will begin next month. Stage one will take approximately six months to complete before a six month break to meet the sugar industries storage requirements and avoid works during the cyclone season. The final stage will follow with another six months to completion. Construction completion dates are critical to ensuring smooth operations are maintained.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with STL, QSL Operations and Ranbury to deliver this project. Wiley has secured this project based on our superior construction and safety methodology. It is a significant investment by STL into the facility to ensure the future of its operations as well as huge contribution to the sugar industry in Bundaberg,” said Simon Spittle, Wiley’s Business Operations Director.
In addition to the roof refurbishment, structural strengthening works are being undertaken to the roof purlins, trusses, end walls and roller doors. Apex walkways are also being refurbished, replaced or added, depending on the existing arrangement and condition. The works involve a combination of high-risk activities such as asbestos removal, and working at heights, on a 34° pitch roof.