Works are progressing well with the Mackay Bulk Sugar Terminal Reroofing project for client Sugar Terminals Limited, and were pleased to be a part of a feature on 7News Mackay to showcase the progress to date.
The project is the delivery of a $12 million dollar facelift for one of the giant sheds at Mackay Sugar Terminal.
More than 60 people – around a third from Mackay and the rest from regional Queensland – are working to replace 330 tonnes of roof sheeting at the terminal, to extend the life of Shed 1 by at least 40 years.
The 7-month project began in February 2020 and will replace ageing roofing on one of the four sheds at the site with new aluminium cladding. The project will also upgrade and strengthen structural steel elements of the 300-metre long shed, which can store up to 130,000 tonnes of raw sugar.
Mackay-based Non-executive Director for STL, Tony Bartolo, said the project was on track for completion in September.
“STL’s $12 million investment is in good hands. Principal contractor V2R Projects and other regional contractors such as DGH Engineering are applying their knowledge and experience to extend the life of Mackay sugar terminal,” Mr Bartolo said.
V2R Projects Managing Director Shaun McBain said the work was technically challenging with “high risk” activities taking place over 18,000 square metres of roofing.
“It’s a technical job, with a lot of the work taking place 20 metres up in the air and a team of more than 60 now on site to ensure the facilities remain operational throughout the
annual sugar crushing season,” Mr McBain said.
To read the full Media Release from Sugar Terminals Limited visit https://sugarterminals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/200625-STL-Mackay-BST-Reroofing-Update.pdf