Up, Up and Away

January 17, 2019


Alex Fraser’s new Laverton asphalt plant is well and truly taking shape, standing at more than 40 metres tall, the state-of-the-art plant is set to be commissioned in March 2019.

Project Manager Max Dupree said the site had been a hive of activity with up to 55 people working on site at a time.

“We’ve inducted more than 180 contractors, ranging from mechanical engineers to crane operators, plumbers, electricians, riggers and dozens of drivers delivering concrete and aggregates,” said Max.

HSEQ Leader and Project Engineer Matt Allard said the pair were determined to maintain a strong safety culture on the project.

“Daily pre-starts and toolbox meetings have helped ensure quality two-way communication with our contractors. This help us manage our critical risks, like working at heights, pedestrian and traffic, and working in the heat,” said Matt.

The pair thanked everyone at Alex Fraser for their support and encouragement.

“The support from the entire AFG team has been amazing. Everyone has generously made time to help us whenever we’ve needed it,” said Matt.

“Special thanks to Joe Xerri and James Fabb who have been fountains of knowledge. Their enthusiasm and passion for the business is contagious, and we’ve learned so much from them,” said Max.

With all major parts now on site, the erection of the main tower was completed by the end of 2018, and commissioning is scheduled to begin in March. Standing at more than 40 metres tall, it is set to be the biggest Ammann plant in Australia.

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