The Amrun Chith export facility has won a major project category at this year’s Civil Contractors Federation National Earth Awards.
The awards recognise excellence in civil construction projects across Australia and this year featured finalists from 42 projects.
Rio Tinto, Bechtel, Jacobs and McConnell Dowell won the category for projects with a value of more than $75 million with the Chith facility – part of Rio Tinto’s new $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project near Weipa.
The Chith export facility comprises a 650m access jetty and 350m wharf, which will serve as a berth for ships while in port once the bauxite mine becomes operational.
The CCF said the project reformed the design concept by moving away from a traditional stick-built design to a modularised facility, with the wharf split into seven jackets, incorporating berthing and mooring dolphins and six topside modules.
Other 2018 winners included Seymour Whyte Constructions for the Wyong Rd and Pacific Highway upgrade at Tuggerah (NSW), Rob Carr for the Green Square stormwater drain project (NSW), Diona for the design and construction of water and sewerage infrastructure to service growth in Canterbury town centre (NSW), Lucas Total Contract Solutions for the Bickford Terrace major drainage project (SA), and Piling and Civil Australia for foundation replacement work, Burrinjuck Towers 125 and 126 (NSW).