The project entails 3500 sq m with 24 ferris wheel sections approx 20 Sq.M with some being 7 metres wide, to be located in Melbourne’s Southbank district.
The complicated style of the structure and pipe work proves to be challenging to apply a quality finish with joints having rewelds & modifications taking place throughout the process .This entails bogging and sanding prior to the coating be applied.
The observational wheel similar to the London Eye, is a restructure due to the original wheel having engineering faults and being decommissioned in 2009. McElligotts Tasmania are facing intense testing & inspection from a wide ranging field of engineers, coating inspectors and other interested parties from Australia and overseas. Although the project is in its early stage, all parties involved are very pleased with the result so far.
This is a P&H 4100 Face Shovel at Rolleston Mine, it was dismantled and transported down from Ernest Henry Mine and then re erected and painted on site at Rolleston Mine.
Transcote are currently involved with the Abbott Point Coal terminal expansion with a $4,000,000 contract for the abrasive blasting and protective coatings of 4 new stacker reclaimers currently being built to increase output of the port.
McElligott Partners Pty Ltd was awarded by Adelaide Aqua the project to coat the outfall shaft with the latest technology in protective coatings. The coating was supplied by International Paints (Akzo Nobel) and the product is used in water and waste water industry. The product Polibrid 705E designed for use in highly aggressive environments. The plant located at Lonsdale south of Adelaide will deliver up to 300 million litres of water each day the plant will incorporate intake and outlet pipelines to draw water into the facility.
Located in the NSW highlands, this project for the Sydney Catchment Authority was to re line 700metres of 4 metre internal diameter pressure pipeline including the pipeline bifurcates into the spiral casings and water turbines. The above ground pipeline was particularly difficult to access due to the naturally steep terrain of a gravity fed Hydro Station. The project also allowed for the safe removal and disposal of the old hazardous coal tar epoxy lining and the application of a new solventless epoxy. Subsequent to this project McElligotts has completed The Kangaroo Valley shaft upstream of Bendeela. This project involved the internal reline of a 65 degree 3.5m diameter pipeline inside the mountain.
The scope of work was to blast & repaint structural girders under bridge. There was approximately 7500sq metres of steel to be stripped and coated with over 6000 litres of paint. The existing coatings were lead based requiring the project to be fully contained. Bridgewater Bridge is a 2 lane bridge across the Derwent River and is the main access to Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart.
Located on the Ord River in Western Australia this Diversion dam has 20 gates (15m x 13m). McElligotts in conjunction with Water Corp WA developed a revised specification and procedure for the protective coating of the gates. Four gates were fully recoated in 2010 and another four will be done in 2011.
McElligotts involvement with Snowy Hydro spans back to the late 1980’s when we were involved in the Tumut 1 & 2 Power Station refurbishment. We have subsequently been involved with Tumut 3 Power Station external penstock repainting and major works on the Murray 1 & 2 involving both Internal & external coating of the pipelines. We are currently engaged on the Tumut 3 Power Station refurbishment as well as Murray 2 Power Station and Guthega Power Station.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge has recently undergone a significant re-strengthening of the arch span to cope with increased traffic loads. During this process large compensating plates were bolted to the existing structure at both the top of the Arch span and underneath the bridge deck onto the crossgirders. To provide a friction grip for the matting surfaces hazardous red lead paint had to be removed by vacuum blasting and safely disposed of. Once installed all connections had finish coats applied as per RTA specification. Logistically the Arch span was very difficult. Moving equipment was always by manual labour on a crane after midnight. The project duration was 20 months.
The strengthening of the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne has been a major project for McElligotts. We have been responsible for the internal red lead removal on the bridge as well as numerous other areas of abrasive blasting and protective coating. Our workforce peaked at over 60 men involved in 24hrs a day operations.