Preliminary works for the $193 million Channel Capacity Upgrade has commenced, a significant milestone since concluding full funding for the project in September 2018.
General Manager Infrastructure Kim Gebers said the commencement of preliminary site works is a significant achievement and delivers benefits to local suppliers.
“Preliminary activities include several work packages to prepare a ten hectare site within the Port’s eastern reclamation area to be used for rock receival, storage, staging areas and site offices for the project,” Mr Gebers said.
“Fundamental to the project is to ensure works are efficient while promoting local economic benefits wherever possible.”
“Site preparation earthworks work packages have been awarded to three local companies, including Clarke’s Excavations, Thyxco and Halloran Excavations.”
“Site offices are being fabricated and installed by local company Ausco Modular, with fencing and gates for the site compound being installed by NQ Fencing.”
Larger earthwork tenders will be released to the market in the coming months and will be available on Qtender.
“POTL looks forward to seeing a strong showing from the local suppliers and companies through this process,” Mr Gebers said.
Tendering for the construction of a new site access entranceway and installation of water and sewer services has been finalised and awarded to CES Civil, a Townsville based civil contractor, with works to commence in November 2018.
For more information on the project www.channelcapacityupgrade.com.au