Asbestos cladding to be removed from sugar storage sheds

Wiley & Co Pty Ltd

Thursday, 01 March, 2018

Asbestos cladding to be removed from sugar storage sheds

The removal of asbestos from the roof at Bundaberg’s bulk sugar terminals will be carried out by Wiley.

STL and Queensland Sugar Ltd (QSL Operations) have opted to replace the roof cladding on two existing bulk sugar terminals (BSTs), which will remain open during construction.

This project is part of a larger scope of works by STL, to replace roof cladding containing asbestos on 12 sugar storage sheds over a period of 11 years. This particular project is to be staged over 18 months and requires a high degree of coordination to ensure that the BSTs’ operations are not impacted by construction.

Works on-site in Bundaberg will begin next month. Stage one will take approximately six months to complete before a six-month break to meet the sugar industry’s 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,” said Wiley Business Operations Director Simon Spittle.

“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.”

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.

Image courtesy of Wiley.

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