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Feb 23, 2021
BESIX Watpac to build $94m innovation complex

BESIX Watpac to build $94m innovation complex

BESIX Watpac has been appointed to build the $94 million Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) for James Cook University in Townsville. Site preparations have already begun and construction is set to kick off next month. The project is expected to directly create about 300 construction jobs and at least 80 per cent of subcontractors and suppliers are to be locally sourced. The university s...

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Feb 16, 2021
Quarantine camp tipped to bring hundreds of jobs

Quarantine camp tipped to bring hundreds of jobs

A proposed quarantine accommodation facility near Toowoomba would create 350-400 jobs in construction and could be completed in 14 weeks, says Wagner Corporation chairman John Wagner. Mr Wagner met with Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Treasurer Cameron Dick today. They were in town to mark progress in the construction of the Toowoomba Wellcamp Trade Distribution Centre at Toowoom...

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Feb 08, 2021
Contractor named for $22m sugar shed revamp

Contractor named for $22m sugar shed revamp

Sugar Terminals Limited has appointed BESIX Watpac to deliver a $22 million project at its Townsville Bulk Sugar Terminal. The company is replacing the roofs on Shed 1 and Shed 2 during 2021 and 2022. The work is expected to kick off next month and will extend the life of the sugar export infrastructure in Townsville by at least 40 years. STL chief executive officer David Quinn said the ...

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Jan 28, 2021
New tech squeezes better results from concrete mix

New tech squeezes better results from concrete mix

Researchers from RMIT say they have developed a new method for casting prefabricated concrete products incorporating recycled waste that results in material up to 35 per cent stronger than traditional concrete. Professor Yufei Wu from the School of Engineering led the development of the Rubberised Concrete Processing Technology (RCP-Tech) and said it offered an efficient and inexpensive soluti...

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Jan 11, 2021
Wisely wins Bowen wharf repair works

Wisely wins Bowen wharf repair works

Central Queensland-based company Wisely Services has been appointed as principal contractor for North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation’s Bowen wharf repair project. The works are due to start this month and will take about six months to complete, weather permitting. Conducted as part of NQBP’s maintenance and repairs program, the project includes the repair or replacement of some of ...

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Dec 12, 2020
Price threshold lifts for Infrastructure Australia focus

Price threshold lifts for Infrastructure Australia focus

National Cabinet has agreed that Infrastructure Australia will now evaluate project proposals which require more than $250 million in Commonwealth funding – an increase from the previous threshold of $100 million. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the move would better focus Infrastructure Australia‘s business ...

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Dec 09, 2020
Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall Contracting has won the largest contract in Port of Townsville’s $232 million Channel Upgrade Project, with a package of works expected to employ 70 people. The works include capital dredging to widen 14.9km of sea channels over two years and reclamation of 62ha of land through beneficial reuse of dredged material. Hall Contracting is expected to begin capital dredging in May 20...

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Nov 17, 2020
CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors has been appointed to deliver the first phase of works for a new Defence training area near Greenvale, with hundreds of jobs expected to flow. Upon the successful completion of the development phase of the $23.5 million contract, CPB Contractors would then be engaged to deliver $800 million in facilities under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), the Fe...

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Nov 11, 2020
Valmec announces Surat Gas Project contract win

Valmec announces Surat Gas Project contract win

Valmec has secured early works on the first phase of Arrow Energy’s$10 billion Surat Gas Project. Valmec’s initial contract with Arrow to deliver critical water treatment facilities is valued at $16 million. The energy, infrastructure and asset services group said the turnkey project involved procurement, construction and commissioning works at the Daandine facility. Work on the contract...

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